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 number of patents is thus the measurable result of the R&D efforts of a country.’
    • ‘There is thus a strong argument for keeping clinical and economic results together.’
    • ‘The Sunday thus proved something of an anti-climax, with three convincing results.’
    • ‘It thus seems unlikely that our results were biased by responses under the patients' control.’
    • ‘Both umpires claimed that they were unsighted, and were thus forced to give Somny the benefit of the doubt.’
    • ‘The question must thus be raised as to whether or not the season was a success or disappointment.’
    • ‘The experience of family life is thus the prior education presupposed by a free society.’
    • ‘By coinciding, however, they did result in a distinct drop in diversity and thus in a mass extinction.’
    • ‘Our survey results thus confirm reports that civilians were often direct victims of the war in Angola.’
    • ‘For me it is easier to not lose a game than to win it, thus I produce better results in stronger tournaments.’
    • ‘The results may thus be subject to bias if differential outcomes between treatments change over time.’
    • ‘The expectations of both patients and evaluators may thus have biased the results.’
    • ‘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?’
    • ‘It will probably be shallower, and thus more dangerous, and followed by scores of aftershocks.’
    • ‘Two more persons were killed and thus in all three persons died during the disturbances.’
    • ‘They thus had the right, so they implied, to seize control of any Buddhist temple whenever they chose.’
    • ‘In this sense, a human sperm cell is a potential adult human, and thus a potential person.’
    • ‘The park should thus be seen as part of the real estate speculation and developments in the area.’
    • ‘The roof was stripped in the same year and thus spelt the demise of the milling industry in Durrow.’
    • ‘Retention is thus the new key word in debates about education in Britain.’
    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’
    • ‘One wonders how people can find it in them to attend church after priests had betrayed them thus.’
    • ‘There is probably truth in all three scenarios, and perhaps to some degree it was ever thus.’
    • ‘The embryo thus created was implanted in her and its gestation monitored.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘These results will be placed as pins on the world map and thus capture predefined squares.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Can someone retitle this thread so it's spelt properly, and thus easier to find?’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘While thus engaged he was, under pretext of union, finally and fatally subjugated by the Scot.’
    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’
    • ‘Its success thus far seems to be down to certain key ingredients, not least the fact that this is a real family affair.’
    • ‘They have thus far failed to realise that the process will take a long time and extended effort.’
    • ‘Now you are the only one that knows what actually happened and thus far you have kept your cards very close to your chest.’
    • ‘Here we propose a framework that explains many of the thus far contradictory results.’
    • ‘In what ways have you been responsible for improving the quality of student life thus far?’
    • ‘It is an important exercise that can not be left to the minority few who have registered thus far.’
    • ‘The local government has thus far built shelters to accommodate people from the area.’
    • ‘I'm a little concerned about some of the comments attached to the Christmas stories thus far.’
    • ‘History, as they say, has thus far proven the best judge of the rightness of this tactic.’
    • ‘We have gone a long way thus far and therefore we cannot afford to be again divided by racism.’
    • ‘An active week of trading produced the highest weekly volume for the year thus far.’
    • ‘One of my regrets in life thus far is the people I have let drift out of my life.’
    • ‘This is likely why the Irish response to immigration has been so conflicted thus far.’
    • ‘How many of us take what we're handed on a platter because nothing better has come along thus far?’
    • ‘The breakneck speed of the advance has disguised thus far how thin on the ground the allies are.’
    • ‘I've resisted commenting on this phenomenon thus far, but I can keep silent no more.’
    • ‘His only experience of the famous encounter thus far came in October when he ended the match on the losing side.’
    • ‘They have won three and drawn two of there five games thus far and sit proudly on top of the table.’
    • ‘Because no one has thus far exposed the pattern, each attack may seem plausible on first impression.’
    • ‘Labossiere believes the work of the hate crime team has thus far been successful.’
    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/