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thusly

[th uhs-lee] /ˈðʌs li/
adverb
1.
thus.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65, Americanism; thus + -ly
Usage note
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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Word Origin and History for thusly
adv.

1865, from thus + -ly (2). Perhaps originally a humorous or mocking over-correction of thus, it has gained some currency but still is frowned upon.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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thusly

adverb

Thus: content to sum up his contribution thusly: ''It was the toughest thing I ever attempted'' (1865+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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