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thrice

 (thrīs)
adv.
1. Three times.
2. In a threefold quantity or degree.
3. Archaic Extremely; greatly.

[Middle English thries, adverbial genitive of thrie, from Old English thrīga; see trei- in Indo-European roots.]

thrice

(θraɪs)
adv
1. three times
2. in threefold degree
3. archaic greatly
[Old English thrīwa, thrīga; see three]

thrice

(θraɪs)

adv.
1. three times, as in succession.
2. in threefold quantity or degree.
3. very; extremely.
[1150–1200; Middle English thries=thrie thrice (Old English thrīga) + -s -s1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.thrice - three times; "I called you thrice last night"
Translations

thrice

(archaic) [θraɪs] ADVtres veces

thrice

adv (old)dreimal; he is thrice blesseder ist dreifach or dreifältig gesegnet

thrice

[θraɪs] adv (frm, liter) → tre volte
References in classic literature ?
Though utterly unlike in character, the twins got on remarkably well together, and seldom quarreled more than thrice a day.
Let us behold, in poor Hepzibah, the immemorial, lady--two hundred years old, on this side of the water, and thrice as many on the other, --with her antique portraits, pedigrees, coats of arms, records and traditions, and her claim, as joint heiress, to that princely territory at the eastward, no longer a wilderness, but a populous fertility,--born, too, in Pyncheon Street, under the Pyncheon Elm, and in the Pyncheon House, where she has spent all her days, --reduced.
This story was immediately matched by a thrice marvellous adventure of Brom Bones, who made light of the Galloping Hessian as an arrant jockey.
He charges him thrice the usual sum; and it's assented to.
Handling the long lance lightly, glancing twice or thrice along its length to see if it be exactly straight, Stubb whistlingly gathers up the coil of the warp in one hand, so as to secure its free end in his grasp, leaving the rest unobstructed.
And she would go back to the chase of it--and no sooner be fairly started than her chariot would be thrown off the track, so to speak, by the stupidity of those thrice accursed musicians.
Thrice a day a fine band makes music in the public promenade before the Conversation House, and in the afternoon and evening that locality is populous with fashionably dressed people of both sexes, who march back and forth past the great music-stand and look very much bored, though they make a show of feeling otherwise.
The rattle of the harness was the chink of money, and more drafts were honoured in five minutes than even Tellson's, with all its foreign and home connection, ever paid in thrice the time.
The great relief and satisfaction experienced by the boys made them difficult to manage; and though the dreaded Tungay brought his wooden leg in twice or thrice, and took notes of the principal offenders' names, no great impression was made by it, as they were pretty sure of getting into trouble tomorrow, do what they would, and thought it wise, no doubt, to enjoy themselves today.
The garden was too overgrown and rank for walking in with ease, and after we had made the round of it twice or thrice, we came out again into the brewery yard.
Yes, thrice has it been given to me in all to look upon that face that I shall now see no more till I am dead, for no man may look four times on the Inkosazana and live.
Thrice he assayd, and thrice in spite of scorn, Tears such as Angels weep, burst forth: at last Words interwove with sighs found out their way.