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thus
used in Unbroken by Hillenbrand

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)
  • For all Japanese soldiers, especially low-ranking ones, beating was inescapable, often a daily event. It is thus unsurprising that camp guards, occupying the lowest station in a military that applauded brutality, would vent their frustrations on the helpless men under their authority.
    p. 194.9
thus = for that reason
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • This meant that he would have little or no chance to get to a crash position, and thus, little chance of survival.
    p. 118.8
  • thus = for that reason
  • Estimating the bomber's cruising speed and range, they made rough calculations to arrive at how many hours the bomber could remain airborne after it left them, and thus how far they were from its base.
    p. 159.5
  • thus = therefore (for that reason)
  • Emboldened by the thought that he was probably going to die in Japan and, thus, had nothing to lose, McMullen joined several other POWs in committing an act that was potentially suicidal.
    p. 242.7
thus = for that reason
There are no more uses of "thus" flagged with this meaning in Unbroken by Hillenbrand.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
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2  —1 use as in:
betrayed her thus
Definition
in the way mentioned or shown
  • So were the cables for the trim, which gave the pilot fine control of the plane's attitude—its orientation in the air—and thus greatly reduced the effort needed to handle the plane.
    p. 101.5
thus = in that way
There are no more uses of "thus" flagged with this meaning in Unbroken by Hillenbrand.

Typical Usage  (best examples)