[ thuhs ]
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  1. in the way just indicated; in this way: Stated thus, the problem seems trivial.

  2. in such or the following manner; so: Thus it came to pass.

  1. accordingly; consequently: It is late, and thus you must go.

  2. to this extent or degree: thus far.

  3. as an example; for instance.

Origin of thus

First recorded before 900; Middle English, Old English; cognate with Dutch dus

usage note For thus

See thusly.

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How to use thus in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for thus


/ (ðʌs) /

  1. in this manner: do it thus

  2. to such a degree: thus far and no further

sentence connector
  1. therefore: We have failed. Thus we have to take the consequences

Origin of thus

Old English; related to Old Frisian, Old Saxon thus

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