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[th uhs-lee]
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  1. thus.
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Origin of thusly

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65; 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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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.

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