[ thuhs-lee ]
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Origin of thusly

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65; thus + -ly

usage note For thusly

Some speakers and writers regard thusly as a pointless synonym for thus, and they avoid it or use it only for humorous effect.

Words Nearby thusly Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use thusly in a sentence

  • “I was never treated thusly in all my experience as a lecturer,” said Bob.

    Camping on the St. Lawrence | Everett T. Tomlinson
  • Transcriber's Note: Italics in the text are indicated by the use of an underscore as delimiter, thusly.

    The Life of John Sterling | Thomas Carlyle
  • It were not too rank to paraphrase thusly: The nation the gods would destroy, they first make sporting mad.

    Criminal Types | V. M. Masten
  • This felicitous writer then proceeds, and in the next line gives vent to his pent-up feelings thusly: "Went to the Cupboard."

  • Italicized text is represented in the etext with underscores thusly.

    Latter-Day Pamphlets | Thomas Carlyle