Definition of thus in English:

thus

adverb

formal, literary
  • 1As a result or consequence of this; therefore:

    ‘Burke knocked out Byrne, thus becoming champion’
    • ‘The park should thus be seen as part of the real estate speculation and developments in the area.’
    • ‘The experience of family life is thus the prior education presupposed by a free society.’
    • ‘In this sense, a human sperm cell is a potential adult human, and thus a potential person.’
    • ‘Why now is there talk of forcing us to pay for the use of what is ours by right, thus increasing the cost of living?’
    • ‘The roof was stripped in the same year and thus spelt the demise of the milling industry in Durrow.’
    • ‘The number of patents is thus the measurable result of the R&D efforts of a country.’
    • ‘By coinciding, however, they did result in a distinct drop in diversity and thus in a mass extinction.’
    • ‘Two more persons were killed and thus in all three persons died during the disturbances.’
    • ‘The expectations of both patients and evaluators may thus have biased the results.’
    • ‘The results may thus be subject to bias if differential outcomes between treatments change over time.’
    • ‘It thus seems unlikely that our results were biased by responses under the patients' control.’
    • ‘For me it is easier to not lose a game than to win it, thus I produce better results in stronger tournaments.’
    • ‘There is thus a strong argument for keeping clinical and economic results together.’
    • ‘The question must thus be raised as to whether or not the season was a success or disappointment.’
    • ‘Our survey results thus confirm reports that civilians were often direct victims of the war in Angola.’
    • ‘They thus had the right, so they implied, to seize control of any Buddhist temple whenever they chose.’
    • ‘The Sunday thus proved something of an anti-climax, with three convincing results.’
    • ‘Retention is thus the new key word in debates about education in Britain.’
    • ‘Both umpires claimed that they were unsighted, and were thus forced to give Somny the benefit of the doubt.’
    • ‘It will probably be shallower, and thus more dangerous, and followed by scores of aftershocks.’
    consequently, as a consequence, in consequence, so, that being so, therefore, accordingly, hence, as a result, for that reason, for this reason, because of that, because of this, on that account, on this account
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  • 2In the manner now being indicated or exemplified; in this way:

    ‘she rang up Susan, and while she was thus engaged Chignell summoned the doctor’
    • ‘There is probably truth in all three scenarios, and perhaps to some degree it was ever thus.’
    • ‘Thus did the poem even foreshadow the advent of e-mail, which, after the bombing, became the means by which the poem traveled.’
    • ‘The staff gave all their love, care and support, thus enabling me to overcome my fears.’
    • ‘One wonders how people can find it in them to attend church after priests had betrayed them thus.’
    • ‘The embryo thus created was implanted in her and its gestation monitored.’
    • ‘Bees fans at the game will be asked to hold the red card aloft as the players enter the pitch, thus showing the red card to Noades.’
    • ‘While thus engaged he was, under pretext of union, finally and fatally subjugated by the Scot.’
    • ‘He didn't win, but he did gain a few laughs, thus setting in motion a phenomenal career.’
    • ‘We trust that the author may be pardoned for speaking thus of his results.’
    • ‘These operations cut or break the residue into smaller pieces, mix soil and residue, and speed winter weathering, thus making the residue more susceptible to decomposition.’
    • ‘Can someone retitle this thread so it's spelt properly, and thus easier to find?’
    • ‘These results will be placed as pins on the world map and thus capture predefined squares.’
    like that, like this, in that way, in this way, in that manner, in this manner, in that fashion, in this fashion, so, like so
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  • 3[as submodifier] To this point; so:

    ‘the Ryder Cup is the highlight of Torrance's career thus far’
    • ‘His only experience of the famous encounter thus far came in October when he ended the match on the losing side.’
    • ‘Here we propose a framework that explains many of the thus far contradictory results.’
    • ‘Its success thus far seems to be down to certain key ingredients, not least the fact that this is a real family affair.’
    • ‘Now you are the only one that knows what actually happened and thus far you have kept your cards very close to your chest.’
    • ‘Labossiere believes the work of the hate crime team has thus far been successful.’
    • ‘Because no one has thus far exposed the pattern, each attack may seem plausible on first impression.’
    • ‘History, as they say, has thus far proven the best judge of the rightness of this tactic.’
    • ‘It is an important exercise that can not be left to the minority few who have registered thus far.’
    • ‘I've resisted commenting on this phenomenon thus far, but I can keep silent no more.’
    • ‘The breakneck speed of the advance has disguised thus far how thin on the ground the allies are.’
    • ‘They have thus far failed to realise that the process will take a long time and extended effort.’
    • ‘How many of us take what we're handed on a platter because nothing better has come along thus far?’
    • ‘This is likely why the Irish response to immigration has been so conflicted thus far.’
    • ‘We have gone a long way thus far and therefore we cannot afford to be again divided by racism.’
    • ‘I'm a little concerned about some of the comments attached to the Christmas stories thus far.’
    • ‘They have won three and drawn two of there five games thus far and sit proudly on top of the table.’
    • ‘One of my regrets in life thus far is the people I have let drift out of my life.’
    • ‘In what ways have you been responsible for improving the quality of student life thus far?’
    • ‘An active week of trading produced the highest weekly volume for the year thus far.’
    • ‘The local government has thus far built shelters to accommodate people from the area.’
    so far, until now, until then, up until now, up until then, till now, till then, up to now, up to then, up to that point, up to this point, hitherto
    thitherto
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Origin

Old English, of unknown origin.

Pronunciation

thus

/ðʌs/