- three times, as in succession; on three occasions or in three ways.
- in threefold quantity or degree.
- very; extremely.
Origin of thrice
Examples from the Web for thrice
Contemporary Examples of thrice
Those people have now been thrice betrayed--by Mubarak, by Morsi, and yesterday by the military.Coming Clean on Egypt
August 15, 2013
Seriously, the Tea Party favorite has thrice run for a Delaware Senate seat and lost.Christine Quinn’s Lackluster Book Debut & More Political-Memoir Flops
June 20, 2013
Thrice married and twice divorced, Tony exemplified a certain Hollywood archetype.The Beautiful Bromance Between Filmmakers Tony Scott and Ridley Scott
August 21, 2012
Historical Examples of thrice
Happy, thrice happy, those who can foot it merrily all the way!The Roof of France
It was, however, so spent and weak, that it fell down twice or thrice in its way.Joseph Andrews, Vol. 2
The Israelite kissed it thrice with oriental veneration, and replaced it in his breast.Leila, Complete
I showed him my clause, and we went over it together twice or thrice.The Uncommercial Traveller
Thrice had she come, once comic and once tragic and once heroic.Alarms and Discursions
G. K. Chesterton
- three times
- in threefold degree
- archaic greatly
Word Origin for thrice
Word Origin and History for thrice
c.1200, from Old English þriga, þriwa "thrice" (from þrie "three;" see three) + adverbial genitive -es, changed to -ce c.1600 to reflect voiceless pronunciation.