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thus
as in:  Thus it was necessary.


Increase law enforcement reduced the supply of the drug and thus increased the cost, but the improvement was partially offset when the increased cost encouraged more supply.
  therefore (for that reason; or what follows is so because of what was just said)
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  • Increase law enforcement reduced the supply of the drug and thus increased the cost, but the improvement was partially offset when the increased cost encouraged more supply.
  • The price of gasoline increased fifty cents this year, thus costing the average driver an additional $250.
  • Often, Charlie’s mother and father would come in as well, and stand by the door, listening to the stories that the old people told; and thus, for perhaps half an hour every night, this room would become a happy place, and the whole family would forget that it was hungry and poor.
    Roald Dahl  --  Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
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