thusly

thusly

[thuhs-lee]
adverb

Origin:
1860–65, Americanism; thus + -ly


Some speakers and writers regard thusly as a pointless synonym for thus, and they avoid it or use it only for humorous effect.
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thusly

adverb
in the way indicated; "hold the brush so"; "set up the pieces thus"; ('thusly' is a nonstandard variant) [syn: thus
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