from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. In this manner: Lay the pieces out thus. See Usage Note at thusly.
- adv. To a stated degree or extent; so.
- adv. Therefore; consequently: Thus it was necessary for me to resign.
- adv. For example: Few of the nation's largest cities are state capitals; thus neither New York nor Chicago is the seat of its state's government.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. As a result.
- adv. In this way or manner.
- n. Alternative spelling of thuris.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. In this or that manner; on this wise.
- adv. To this degree or extent; so far; so.
- n. The commoner kind of frankincense, or that obtained from the Norway spruce, the long-leaved pine, and other conifers.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of manner or state: In this way (referring to something present or under consideration); in the manner or state now-being indicated: as, one may often see gardens arranged thus or thus.
- In the manner just indicated (pointing to something that has just been said, done, or referred to).
- In the state or manner now to be indicated (pointing to something immediately following).
- Of cause: Consequently; accordingly; so; things being so; hence (pointing to something that follows as an effect).
- Of degree or quality: To this extent or proportion; so.
- n. Frankincense; either olibanum or the turpentine which concretes on the trunks of the trees yielding turpentine.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in the way indicated
- adv. (used to introduce a logical conclusion) from that fact or reason or as a result
- n. an aromatic gum resin obtained from various Arabian or East African trees; formerly valued for worship and for embalming and fumigation
Not thus he appeared -- assuredly not _thus_ -- in the vivacity of his waking hours.
V. i.306 (249,3) [but to read his right wits, is to read thus] Perhaps so, -- _but to read his_ wits right _is to read thus_.
IV. i.1 (427,1) Yet better thus, and known to be contemn'd] The meaning is, _'Tis better_ to be _thus contemned, and_ known _to yourself_ to be contemned.
The term thus points to the deeper truth, which is that in order to have integrated progress as a country, we need to evolve on all levels and with as many people as possible.
He had not said a word thus far, and she wondered when he was going to say something, Thou art beautiful, O my love as Tirzah, something, the joints of thy thighs are like jewels, anything at all.
A history of the adjectival force of the term thus approximates a history of those qualities of inaccessibility, power, authority, and goodness which have attended the idea of God.
The term thus used becomes so broad and vague when cut off from its period moorings that it loses all useful - ness for concrete literary study.
The port director then permitted him to execute the form with the title thus altered and when this was done he noticed that a copy of the form had been made when a sheet of carbon paper, through an inadvertence, had been inserted in the pad under the first sheet.
And those who heard what he said were of one mind on this point, and the title thus given to Apolinaria by the man who loved her, was, ere long, the one by which she became known to all -- La Beata (1).
The majority of scholars seem to interpret the term thus, as did in a way the old Greek translators, who used carpoi, "fruits."
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