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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR THUSLY

Thusly I got to the edge of the herd, tumbled off'n the last one, an' rescooed the gurl.

She read it out, pronouncing it thusly, "Return of Percy Fone."

Transcriber's Note: Italics in the text are indicated by the use of an underscore as delimiter, thusly.

Biggs understood, and thusly spoke to themIn accents somewhat British and prefixed with a "Hem!"

WORD ORIGIN

1865, from thus + -ly (2). Perhaps originally a humorous or mocking over-correction of thus, it has gained some currency but still is frowned upon.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR THUSLY

ergo

adverbfor that reason
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