Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb Three times.
  • adverb In a threefold quantity or degree.
  • adverb Archaic Extremely; greatly.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Three times.
  • Hence, in a general sense, repeatedly; emphatically; fully.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb Three times.
  • adverb In a threefold manner or degree; repeatedly; very.

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  • adverb three times

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb three times

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English thries, adverbial genitive of thrie, from Old English thrīga; see trei- in Indo-European roots.]

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From Middle English thries, from earlier thrie (from Old English þrīga) + adverbial -s.

Examples

  • NSW, traditionally the bread basket of Aussie cricket, are the T20 champions, but Victoria won the title thrice in succession before the last edition.

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  • Flashing twice means "I'm waiting for you;" and thrice translates to "I am home!"

    Sally Thorner: Flashing in East Africa

  • Flashing twice means "I'm waiting for you;" and thrice translates to "I am home!"

    Sally Thorner: Flashing in East Africa

  • So what chance does Scot Ross have running against incumbent Doug LaFollette (Robert's first cousin thrice removed) in the fall Democratic primary for Secretary of State?

    He Follows the Flag Polls

  • After watching the young woman frown after I told her my name thrice, I spelled it out for her: Steve.

    What's in a Name?

  • So if winning thrice is a trend, what is winning four times?

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  • So if winning thrice is a trend, what is winning four times?

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  • And I say in the book, Grant would no more use the word thrice than Huck Finn would say the Lord ` s prayer.

    Grant and Twain: The Story of a Friendship That Changed America

  • The word thrice repeated rose softly on the night air, but struck like a hammer upon the ears of the man who, in studying the brain, had found himself often and inextricably entangled in the religions and mysteries of the East.

    Leonie of the Jungle

  • Upon the lowest platform he halted and lifted up his hands as in greeting, whereon up went painted shield and glittering spear and from the stalwart warriors rose a lusty shout, a word thrice repeated.

    Martin Conisby's Vengeance

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