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thus
used in To Kill a Mockingbird

2 meanings, 5 uses
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1  —4 uses as in:
Thus it was necessary.
Definition
therefore (for that reason; or what follows is so because of what was just said)
  • Jem said he would take me. Thus began our longest journey together.
    p. 340.9
thus = therefore (for that reason)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Thus we came to know Dill as a pocket Merlin, whose head teemed with eccentric plans, strange longings, and quaint fancies.
    p. 10.0
  • thus = therefore (for that reason)
  • Thus the dicta No Crawford Minds His Own Business, Every Third Merriweather Is Morbid, The Truth Is Not in the Delafields, All the Bufords Walk Like That, were simply guides to daily living: never take a check from a Delafield without a discreet call to the bank; Miss Maudie Atkinson's shoulder stoops because she was a Buford; if Mrs. Grace Merriweather sips gin out of Lydia E. Pinkham bottles it's nothing unusual— her mother did the same.
    p. 175.4
  • thus = therefore (for that reason)
  • Although his back was to us, we knew he had a slight cast in one of his eyes which he used to his advantage: he seemed to be looking at a person when he was actually doing nothing of the kind, thus he was hell on juries and witnesses.
    p. 222.8
thus = therefore (for that reason)
There are no more uses of "thus" flagged with this meaning in To Kill a Mockingbird.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
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2  —1 use as in:
betrayed her thus
Definition
in the way mentioned or shown
  • Had Tim Johnson behaved thus, I would have been less frightened.
    p. 125.6
thus = that way
There are no more uses of "thus" flagged with this meaning in To Kill a Mockingbird.

Typical Usage  (best examples)