[th air-bahy, th air-bahy]
- by that; by means of that.
- in that connection or relation: Thereby hangs a tale.
- by or near that place.
- Scot. about that number, quantity, or degree.
Origin of thereby
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Examples from the Web for thereby
She thereby declared herself less interested in making money than in making a difference.For Next AG, Obama Picks a Quiet Fighter With a Heavy Punch
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They are only here to reap the rewards of the American safety net (such as it is) and thereby raise your taxes.Ebola, ISIS, the Border: So Much to Fear, So Little Time!
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The broader goal was to oust Saddam in order to build a beautiful democracy in the Middle East and thereby transform the region.Can America Still Win Wars?
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This strain of enterovirus seems unusually provocative in irritating lower airways, thereby causing airway narrowing.Midwest's 'Mystery Virus' Is Scary but Not Deadly
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You can call some of your soldiers from their checkpoints, thereby allowing you to remain in control of the situation.Whatever You Do Someone Will Die. A Short Story About Impossible Choices in Iraq
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Winkleman said only what he had agreed to say; and thereby earned his finger.The Leopard Woman
Stewart Edward White
Let Old Eaton have his way, if thereby they might beguile him into paving theirs.Tiverton Tales
But I preferred to let you have it, hoping, as I do, thereby to retain you as my friend down in your parts.Albert Durer
T. Sturge Moore
He was now able to sell his wares and thereby maintain his family in comfort.Self-Help
Thereby not worrying about any slip-ups with the local authorities.Arm of the Law
- by that means; because of that
- archaic by or near that place; thereabouts
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Word Origin and History for thereby
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