American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adv. Usage Problem Thus.
- adv. nonstandard thus (in this way).
- adv. in the way indicated
- thus + -ly, dating from the 19th century, seemingly coined by educated writers to make fun of uneducated persons trying to sound genteel, with a false inference that thus is not an adverb. (Wiktionary)
“At the time, I explained the title thusly to the lovely, brilliant, insanely (and usually inappropriately) funny savoytruffle:”
“I would very much appreciate if you spell my name thusly: T A T Y A N A.”
““Only one among our number has ever had the facility to map time,” said Chaucer, “and I know it pains you, Bert, to hear him referred to thusly, but it was our renegade, John Dee.””
“And, I'm sorry, Elizabeth, so much crankiness in one afternoon is, indeed, unfortunate, but thusly is a terrible word.”
“Ms. Wohl explained the book’s title thusly: “You’ve heard that we only use 5 percent of our brain?””
“ABC explains Ms. Ferrell's Observer-coined nickname thusly: she is known as the Hipster Grifter "because of her appearance," and "because of accusations that she wrote bad checks and shoplifted her way through Salt Lake City.”
“The Propaganda Critic website describes name-calling thusly:”
“The Collins Essential English Dictionary defines that term thusly: "the social class between the working and upper classes.”
“I believe in the Socratic Ideal, which I will paraphrase thusly: "I question everything, I seek the truth, and I let the political chips fall where they may.”
“And what should pop-up but a Canadian Press Story titled thusly:”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘thusly’.
Words only (I left out the expressions) from Geza Kerenyi's EN-HU interpreters' dictionary. Most of them pose some difficulty when interpreted between HU and EN in either or both directions.
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Neologisms are wonderful. These aren't.
words that make me think of The Simpsons
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