thereby


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there·by

 (thâr-bī′)
adv.
1. By that means; because of that.
2. In connection with that: "And thereby hangs a tale" (Shakespeare).

thereby

(ˌðɛəˈbaɪ; ˈðɛəˌbaɪ)
adv
1. by that means; because of that
2. archaic by or near that place; thereabouts

there•by

(ˌðɛərˈbaɪ, ˈðɛərˌbaɪ)

adv.
1. by that; by means of that.
2. in that connection or relation: Thereby hangs a tale.
3. by or near that place.
[before 900]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.thereby - by that means or because of that; "He knocked over the red wine, thereby ruining the table cloth"
Translations

thereby

[ˈðɛəˈbaɪ] ADVasí, de ese modo
thereby hangs a taleeso tiene su cuento

thereby

[ˌðɛərˈbaɪ] advainsi

thereby

advdadurch, damit; and thereby hangs a taleund da gibt es eine Geschichte dazu

thereby

[ˌðɛəˈbaɪ] advcon ciò
References in classic literature ?
Or else, they grasp at sweetmeats, and mock at their childishness thereby: they cling to their straw of life, and mock at their still clinging to it.
When I say petticoat, I use the word in its literal sense, not colloquially as a metaphor for its usual wearer, meaning thereby a dainty feminine undergarment seen only by men on rainy days, and one might add washing-days.
However, my business is with the week's washing, which in various shades of white, with occasional patches of scarlet, fluttered fantastically across a space of the garden, thereby giving unmistakable witness to human inhabitants, male and female.
The Jackdaw, knowing his own ugliness, searched through the woods and fields, and collected the feathers which had fallen from the wings of his companions, and stuck them in all parts of his body, hoping thereby to make himself the most beautiful of all.
IN PARTICULAR This Work Is Dedicated By A Humble Native Of Flatland In the Hope that Even as he was Initiated into the Mysteries OF THREE DIMENSIONS Having been previously conversant With ONLY TWO So the Citizens of that Celestial Region May aspire yet higher and higher To the Secrets of FOUR FIVE or EVEN SIX Dimensions Thereby contributing To the Enlargement of THE IMAGINATION And the possible Development Of that most and excellent GIFT of MODESTY Among the Superior Races Of SOLID HUMANITY
In the trade to China and India, we interfere with more than one nation, inasmuch as it enables us to partake in advantages which they had in a manner monopolized, and as we thereby supply ourselves with commodities which we used to purchase from them.
For as the sea-fight at Salamis and the battle with the Carthaginians in Sicily took place at the same time, but did not tend to any one result, so in the sequence of events, one thing sometimes follows another, and yet no single result is thereby produced.
Thereby the weapon is instantly at hand to its hurler, who snatches it up as readily from its rest as a backwoodsman swings his rifle from the wall.
Also, she said that I must have forgotten all that she did for me, though thereby she saved both myself and my mother from starvation, and gave us food and drink; that for two and a half years we caused her great loss; and, above all things, that she excused us what we owed her.
But although, with [1318b] respect to what is equal and just, it may be very difficult to establish the truth, yet it is much easier to do than to persuade those who have it in their power to encroach upon others to be guided thereby; for the weak always desire what is equal and just, but the powerful pay no regard thereunto.
"And so they rode and came into a deep valley full of stones, and thereby they saw a fair stream of water; above thereby was the head of the stream, a fair foun- tain, and three damsels sitting thereby.
You shall read, in some of the friars' books of mortification, that a man should think with himself, what the pain is, if he have but his finger's end pressed, or tortured, and thereby imagine, what the pains of death are, when the whole body is corrupted, and dissolved; when many times death passeth, with less pain than the torture of a limb; for the most vital parts, are not the quickest of sense.