Thus it was necessary for me to resign.
An example of thus is showing how something is to look when completed.
An example of thus is "Some of the trees didn't have many apples; therefore, we had to walk farther into the orchard."
Few of the nation's largest cities are state capitals; thus neither New York nor Chicago is the seat of its state's government.
If you throw the ball thus, as I'm showing you, you'll have better luck hitting the target.
I have all the tools I need; thus, I will be able to fix the car without having to call a mechanic.
Lay the pieces out thus.
Origin of thus
- Middle English from Old English to- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English thus, thous, thos, from Old English Ã¾us (“thus, in this way, as follows, in this manner, to this extent"), from Proto-Germanic *Ã¾us (“so, thus"), perhaps originally from a variant of the instrumental form of this, related to Old English Ã¾È³s (“by this, with this"), Old Saxon thius (“by this, with this"). Cognate with Scots thus (“thus"), North Frisian aldoz (“thus"), West Frisian dus (“thus"), Dutch dus (“thus, so"), Low German sus (“thus, hence").
- See thuris