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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishthusthus /ðʌs/ ●●○ W3 adverb formal  1 [sentence adverb]SO/CONSEQUENTLY as a result of something that you have just mentioned Most of the evidence was destroyed in the fire. Thus it would be almost impossible to prove him guilty.see thesaurus at therefore2 RESULTin this manner or way They diluted the drug, thus reducing its effectiveness.3 thus far
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thusDoucet sums it up thusly: "To me, Cajun music really is the heart of our culture."There are thus a considerable number who appear in the autobiographies as simple vignettes.Obtaining food and drink thus became a tricky balancing act.The recent and the more or less distant past thus combine in the amalgam of the present.The product was delivered on time, and we have thus fulfilled our promise.The tax has the effect of reducing the overhead component of retailing and thus increasing total output.External reality and psychic reality are thus inextricably intertwined.This allowed for fairly good availability of well selected donor organs thus more easily facilitating an urgent transplant programme.The houses were used for soldiers. Thus, the structures survived the Civil War.
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