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thus

 (thŭs)
adv.
1. In this manner: Lay the pieces out thus. See Usage Note at thusly.
2. To a stated degree or extent; so.
3. Therefore; consequently: Thus it was necessary for me to resign.
4. For example: Few of the nation's largest cities are state capitals; thus neither New York nor Chicago is the seat of its state's government.

[Middle English, from Old English; see to- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

thus

(ðʌs)
adv
1. in this manner: do it thus.
2. to such a degree: thus far and no further.
sentence connector
therefore: We have failed. Thus we have to take the consequences.
[Old English; related to Old Frisian, Old Saxon thus]

thus

(ðʌs)

adv.
1. in the way just indicated; in this way: Managed thus, the business will succeed.
2. in the following manner; so: Thus it came to pass that a child was born.
3. accordingly; consequently.
4. to this extent or degree: thus far.
5. for instance.
[before 900; Middle English, Old English, c. Old Saxon thus, Middle Dutch dus]
usage: See thusly.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.thus - an aromatic gum resin obtained from various Arabian or East African treesthus - an aromatic gum resin obtained from various Arabian or East African trees; formerly valued for worship and for embalming and fumigation
gum - any of various substances (soluble in water) that exude from certain plants; they are gelatinous when moist but harden on drying
Adv.1.thus - (used to introduce a logical conclusion) from that fact or reason or as a result; "therefore X must be true"; "the eggs were fresh and hence satisfactory"; "we were young and thence optimistic"; "it is late and thus we must go"; "the witness is biased and so cannot be trusted"
2.thus - in the way indicated; "hold the brush so"; "set up the pieces thus"; (`thusly' is a nonstandard variant)

thus

adverb
1. therefore, so, hence, consequently, accordingly, for this reason, ergo, on that account women's access to the basic means of production, and thus to political power
2. in this way, so, like this, as follows, like so, in this manner, in this fashion, to such a degree She explained her mistake thus.
Translations
في هذه الطَّريقَه
taktakhletakto
dennelundesåledes
tiel
asíde esta manerapor lo tantotal
näinniinsitentäten
ily módon
òannig, meî òví móti, á òann hátt
そしてそれだから
itasic
taip
tādā veidātādējādi
tako

thus

[ðʌs] ADV (= in this way) → así, de este modo; (= as a result) → por eso, así que, de modo que
he withdrew from the competition, thus allowing his rival to winse retiró de la competición, así que or de modo que ganó su rival
thus it is thatasí es que ..., es por eso que ...
thus, when he got homeasí que, cuando llegó a casa ...
thus farhasta ahora or aquí

thus

[ˈðʌs] adv
(= therefore) → donc
(= in this way) → ainsi

thus

adv
(= in this way)so, auf diese Art; you must hold it thusSie müssen das so halten; thus it was that …so kam es, dass …
(= consequently)folglich, somit
(+ptp or adj) reassured, encouraged etcsolchermaßen (geh), → derart (geh); thus farso weit; thus far and no furtherso weit und keinen Schritt weiter

thus

[ðʌs] adv (frm) (in this way) → così; (as a result) → perciò
thus far → fino ad ora

thus

(ðas) adverb
(referring to something mentioned immediately before or after) in this or that way or manner. He spoke thus; Thus, he was able to finish the work quickly.
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And Meg laughed also at the queer look which the sisters exchanged as she thus described her supposed lover.
For a moment he stood thus, rubbing his hands together and looking up and down the road, and then, fear overcoming him, ran back to walk again upon the porch on his own house.
Torches of a light bark, that glowed with a steady flame and little smoke, had been provided, as well as a good supply of electric dry-battery lamps, and the way into the cavern was thus well lighted.
The little girl was pretty, but Antonia--they accented the name thus, strongly, when they spoke to her--was still prettier.
Edna was a trifle embarrassed at being thus signaled out for the imperious little woman's favor.
Thus, the term used in the title of this book has undergone the changes of Mahicanni, Mohicans, and Mohegans; the latter being the word commonly used by the whites.
Thus we behold Kentucke, lately an howling wilderness, the habitation of savages and wild beasts, become a fruitful field; this region, so favourably distinguished by nature, now become the habitation of civilization, at a period unparalleled in history, in the midst of a raging war, and under all the disadvantages of emigration to a country so remote from the inhabited parts of the continent.
So confident were they of that ultimate prospect, that the wealth already thus obtained was religiously expended in engines and machinery for the boring of wells and the conveyance of that precious water which the exhausted river had long since ceased to yield.
High on a Throne of Royal State, which far Outshon the wealth of ORMUS and of IND, Or where the gorgeous East with richest hand Showrs on her Kings BARBARIC Pearl & Gold, Satan exalted sat, by merit rais'd To that bad eminence; and from despair Thus high uplifted beyond hope, aspires Beyond thus high, insatiate to pursue Vain Warr with Heav'n, and by success untaught His proud imaginations thus displaid.
If the opinions of those who contend for the distinction which has been mentioned were to be received as evidence of truth, one would be led to conclude that there was some known point in the economy of national affairs at which it would be safe to stop and to say: Thus far the ends of public happiness will be promoted by supplying the wants of government, and all beyond this is unworthy of our care or anxiety.
Morrel appeared and was saluted with an enthusiastic burst of applause from the crew of the Pharaon, who hailed the visit of the shipowner as a sure indication that the man whose wedding feast he thus delighted to honor would ere long be first in command of the ship; and as Dantes was universally beloved on board his vessel, the sailors put no restraint on their tumultuous joy at finding that the opinion and choice of their superiors so exactly coincided with their own.
Thus, a real man and a figure in a picture can both lay claim to the name 'animal'; yet these are equivocally so named, for, though they have a common name, the definition corresponding with the name differs for each.