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Definition 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.
thus = therefore (for that reason)
  • The price of gasoline increased fifty cents this year, thus costing the average driver an additional $250.
  • thus = therefore (for that reason)
  • He was now too weak even to hunt effectively and thus grew weaker still, sliding closer and closer toward starvation.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • thus = therefore (for that reason)
  • Jem said he would take me. Thus began our longest journey together.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • thus = therefore (for that reason)
  • ...then we have a margin of nearly two weeks. Thus, in order to be quite safe, we must leave here on 17th at latest.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • thus = therefore (for that reason)
  • And if the facts say otherwise then the facts must be altered. Thus history is continuously rewritten.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • thus = therefore (for that reason)
  • I'm one of the innocents who could have spoken up and out when no one would listen to the 'guilty,' but I did not speak and thus became guilty myself.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • thus = therefore (for that reason)
  • He had not got the conch and thus spoke against the rules; but nobody minded.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • thus = therefore (for that reason)
  • Only the language of civilized people may be spoken, thus no German.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • thus = therefore (for that reason)
  • He is not the first that I have seen thus; but we grew up together and that always makes it a bit different.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • thus = in that way
  • Thus it is done.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  The Jungle Book
  • thus = in that way
  • It was an elegant deception, a mental pirouette. The toe was not broken because it was not breakable. Only an X-ray could
    prove otherwise. Thus, the X-ray would break my toe.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • thus = therefore (for that reason)
  • Within a few days from the receipt of Edmund's letter, Fanny had one from her aunt, beginning thus— "My Dear Fanny,—I take up my pen to communicate some very alarming intelligence, which I make no doubt will give you much concern".
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • thus = in this way
  • 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
  • thus = therefore (for that reason)
  • Thus the Count had knowledge of the persons who could arrange this service.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • thus = therefore (for that reason)
  • Our only comfort is the steady breathing of our comrades asleep, and thus we wait for the morning.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • thus = in that way
  • Thus, in a difficulty he has to seek resource in habit.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • thus = therefore (for that reason)
  • A cold shiver ran through me to find my worst fears thus endorsed.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • thus = in that way
  • Thus are we ministers of God's own wish.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • thus = in this way
  • The intimacy thus begun between them was a material advantage to each.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
thus = in that way

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