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thusly

[ th uhs-lee ]
/ ˈðʌs li /
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adverb

thus.

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RELATED WORDS

so, hence, accordingly, consequently, then, therefore, thereupon, thus

Nearby words

thurston, thurston island, thus, thus far, thus spake zarathustra, thusly, thutmose i, thutmose ii, thutmose iii, thuya, thwack

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.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for thusly

  • Biggs understood, and thusly spoke to themIn accents somewhat British and prefixed with a "Hem!"

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  • Thusly I got to the edge of the herd, tumbled off'n the last one, an' rescooed the gurl.

  • Transcriber's Note: Italics in the text are indicated by the use of an underscore as delimiter, thusly.

  • She read it out, pronouncing it thusly, "Return of Percy Fone."

Word Origin and History for thusly

thusly


adv.

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper