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Thus, 1) in this manner, or in this state; a) pointing to something that is present and in view, and usually accompanied by a gesture explaining its meaning: 'even thus', quoth she, 'the warlike god embraced me', and then she clipped Adonis in her arms; 'even thus', quoth she, 'the warlike god unlaced me', as if the boy should use like loving charms; 'even thus' etc. Pilgr. 147. “whiles you, doing thus, to the perpetual wink for aye might put this ancient morsel,” Tp. II, 1, 284 (the words being accompanied by the gesture of stabbing). “with his royal finger, thus, dally with my excrement,” LLL V, 1, 109. “thus must thou speak, and thus thy body bear,” V, 2, 100 (as I show thee to do it). “one rubbed his elbow, thus,” V, 2, 100 “thus did he strangle serpents,” V, 2, 100 “let him hold his fingers thus,” Mids. III, 1, 72. “hood mine eyes thus with my hat,” Merch. II, 2, 203. “I extend my hand to him thus,” Tw. II, 5, 72. “but now a king, now thus,” John V, 7, 66 (dead, as you see him before you). “traverse; thus, thus, thus,” H4B III, 2, 291. “a, would manage you his piece thus,” H4B III, 2, 291 “why lifts she up her arms in sequence thus?” Tit. IV, 1, 37. “the cap plays in the right hand thus,” Tim. II, 1, 19. “waving thy head, which often thus correcting thy stout heart,” Cor. III, 2, 78. “with a kind of smile, . . . even thus,” I, 1, 112. to Aufidius thus (bleeding as I am) “I will appear and fight,” I, 5, 20. “let him . . . wave thus,” I, 6, 74. “dismissed me thus with his speechless hand,” V, 1, 67. “he put it by with the back of his hand thus,” Caes. I, 2, 222. “thus, Brutus, did my master bid me kneel; thus did Mark Antony bid me fall down,” III, 1, 123. “for so much trash as may be grasped thus,” IV, 3, 26. “with arms encumbered thus,” Hml. I, 5, 174. “with his other hand thus o'er his brow,” II, 1, 89. “do not saw the air with your hand thus,” III, 2, 6. “how long hath she been thus?” IV, 5, 66 (in the state we see her. F1 this). “I should e'en die with pity, to see another thus,” Lr. IV, 7, 54. “wear your eye thus, not jealous nor secure,” Oth. III, 3, 198. “the nobleness of life is to do thus,” Ant. I, 1, 37 (explained by an embrace). “were we to fight, I should do thus,” II, 2, 27 (i. e. greet you). “he's walking in the garden thus,” III, 5, 17. “thy master thus with pleached arms,” IV, 14, 73. cf. besides: Tp. III, 3, 9. IV, 231. V, 188. Gent. I, 2, 19. Gent. I, 2, 19 Meas. I, 2, 83. II, 4, 20. III, 2, 56. Err. II, 1, 83. II, 2, 48. 155 etc.
Frequent in this sense before adjectives and adverbs, and not to be confounded with so: “my mistress, dearest; and I thus humble ever,” Tp. III, 1, 87 (i. e. on my knees). “up, cousin, up; your heart is up, I know, thus high at least, although your knee be low,” R2 III, 3, 195 (as high as the crown on my head, to which I am pointing). “when a' was a crack not thus high,” H4B III, 2, 34 (not the height from the ground to my hand). “thus high . . . is Richard seated,” R3 IV, 2, 3 (on this throne). “go to them, with this bonnet in thy hand; and thus far having stretched it, here be with them,” Cor. III, 2, 74. “his evasions have ears thus long,” Troil. II, 1, 75. “thus much of this will make black white,” Tim. IV, 3, 28 (the quantity which I am grasping here with my hand). “to his good friends thus wide I'll ope my arms,” Hml. IV, 5, 145. “she hath bought the name of whore thus dearly,” Cymb. II, 4, 128 (for this jewel here). “though trained up thus meanly,” III, 3, 82. Judge by these of the following passages: “muse not that I thus suddenly proceed,” Gent. I, 3, 64. “according to your ladyship's impose, I am thus early come,” IV, 3, 9. “thy life . . . should be thus foolishly lost at a game of tick-tack,” Meas. I, 2, 195. “to counterfeit thus grossly with your slave,” Err. II, 2, 171. “the chain unfinished made me stay thus long,” III, 2, 173. “why are you thus out of measure sad?” Ado I, 3, 2. “how come you thus estranged?” LLL V, 2, 213. “we shall be rich, if fairings come thus plentifully in,” V, 2, 2. “their sense thus weak, lost with their fears thus strong,” Mids. III, 2, 27. “we are amazed, and thus long have we stood to watch the fearful bending of thy knee,” R2 III, 3, 72. “a subject speaks . . . thus boldly for his king,” IV, 133. “that rise thus nimbly,” IV, 133 “why are you thus alone?” H4A II, 3, 40. “that you . . . thus contumeliously should break the peace,” H6A I, 3, 58. “we had not been thus shame-fully surprised,” II, 1, 65. “noble uncle, thus ignobly used,” II, 5, 35. “whose maiden blood, thus rigorously effused,” V, 4, 52. “makes them thus forward in his banishment,” H6B III, 2, 253. “to be thus bold in terms before thy sovereign,” H6C II, 2, 85. “stand you thus close, to steal the bishop's deer?” IV, 5, 17. “it is his policy to haste thus fast,” V, 4, 63. “to be thus opposite with heaven,” R3 II, 2, 94. “to taunt and scorn you thus opprobriously,” III, 1, 153. that we would . . . proceed thus rashly to the “villain's death,” III, 5, 43. “have I lived thus long . . . a wife, a true one?” H8 III, 1, 125 (to be a curse like this). “if we live thus tamely, to be thus jaded,” III, 2, 279. “his evasion, winged thus swift with scorn,” Troil. II, 3, 123. “temperately proceed to what you would thus violently redress,” Cor. III, 1, 220. “I am most fortunate thus accidentally to encounter you,” IV, 3, 40. “the sorrow that delivers us thus changed,” V, 3, 39 (not == so much changed, but as you see us). “that have been thus forward in my right,” Tit. I, 56. “after that he came thus sad away,” Caes. I, 2, 279. “why stands Macbeth thus amazedly?” Mcb. IV, 1, 126. “tell me why thou art thus incensed,” Hml. IV, 5, 126. “thus out of season,” Lr. II, 1, 121. “that discarded fathers should have thus little mercy on their flesh,” III, 4, 75. “our general cast us thus early for the love of Desdemona,” Oth. II, 3, 14.
Oftenest before far and much, not in the sense of 'to such a point, to such a degree', but == to this point, to this degree, demonstratively, and never followed by a correlative as or that: “thus far the miles are measured from thy friend,” Sonn. 50, 4. “thus far for love my love-suit, sweet, fulfil,” 136, 4. “since we are stepped thus far in, I will continue that I broached in jest,” Shr. I, 2, 83. thus far, with rough and all unable pen, our bending author has pursued the story, H5 Epil. Shr. I, 2, 83 “yet thus far fortune maketh us amends,” H6C IV, 7, 2. “thus far our fortune keeps an upward course,” V, 3, 1. “thus far into the bowels of the land have we marched on without impediment,” R3 V, 2, 3. “you that thus far have come to pity me,” H8 II, 1, 56. “I speak my good lord cardinal to this point, and thus far clear him,” II, 4, 167. “and thus far I confirm you,” Tim. I, 2, 98. “having thus far proceeded, . . . is it not meet . . .,” Cymb. I, 5, 15. “thus far, and so farewell,” III, 5, 1. “since your kindness we have stretched thus far, let us beseech you,” Per. V, 1, 55. “are you not ashamed . . . to be thus much o'ershot?” LLL IV, 3, 160. “you would not do me thus much injury,” Mids. III, 2, 148. “I have spoke thus much to mitigate the justice of thy plea,” Merch. IV, 1, 202. “thus much for greeting,” Shr. IV, 1, 115. “I am glad that my weak words have struck but thus much show of fire from Brutus,” Caes. I, 2, 177. “when your mistress hears thus much from you,” Lr. IV, 5, 34.
b) pointing to what immediately follows: “teaching them thus to use it in the fight, when shame assailed, the red should fence the white,” Lucr. 62. and justly thus controls his thoughts unjust: 'Fair torch' etc. Lucr. 62 “'it cannot be' she in that sense forsook, and turned it thus, 'It cannot be, I find, but such a face should bear a wicked mind',” Lucr. 62 “if I lose them, thus find I by my loss: for Valentine myself, for Julia Silvia,” Gent. II, 6, 21. “to which I thus subscribe: Sir Valentine, . . . take thou thy Silvia,” V, 4, 145. “were he my kinsman, it should be thus with him: he must die to-morrow,” Meas. II, 2, 82. “I have heard herself come thus near, that, should she fancy, it should be one of my complexion,” Tw. II, 5, 29. “because they speak no English, thus they prayed to tell your grace, that they could . . .,” H8 I, 4, 65. “the end of all is bought thus dear, the breath is gone . . .,” Per. I, 1, 98. Lucr. 477. Sonn. 42, 5. 46, 13. 51, 1. 99, 1. 117, 1. 145, 8. Compl. 177. Wiv. IV, 4, 46. IV, 6, 34. Meas. I, 4, 39. III, 1, 6. Err. II, 2, 107. LLL IV, 1, 26. R2 III, 3, 121. H4B IV, 2, 84. H6A IV, 2, 5. R3 III, 7, 32. H8 II, 4, 169. V, 3, 87. I, 1, 188. Cor. I, 1, 100. Tim. V, 1, 171. Caes. III, 1, 125. Hml. I, 2, 199. V, 1, 231. Ant. II, 7, 20. III, 13, 53. Cymb. IV, 2, 347 etc. Elliptically: thus, sir: although this lord etc. Tp. II, 1, 231. “as thus: to study where I well may dine,” LLL I, 1, 61. “thus in plain terms,” Shr. II, 271. “then thus,” R2 II, 1, 277. “marry, sir, thus,” H4B V, 1, 14 (== I have something to tell you). “then thus,” H6B II, 2, 9. “but, marry, thus, my lord,” Troil. III, 1, 68. “as thus: I know his father,” Hml. II, 1, 14 etc.
Often before far and much: yet with the fault I thus far can dispense: myself was stirring ere the break of day etc. Lucr. 1279. “know thus far forth,” Tp. I, 2, 177. “thus far I witness with him, that he dined not at home, but was locked out,” Err. V, 254. “thus far can I praise him: he is of a noble strain,” Ado II, 1, 393. “let me buy your friendly help thus far,” All's III, 7, 15. yet thus far I will boldly publish her: she bore a mind etc. Tw. II, 1, 29. thus far come near my person: tell them etc. R3 III, 5, 85. “thus far we are one in fortunes: both fell by our servants,” H8 II, 1, 121. “and thus far hear me,” III, 2, 432. thus far give me leave to speak him: he was a man etc. IV, 2, 32. “thus far may it like your grace to let my tongue excuse all,” V, 3, 147. thus far you shall answer: if you make etc. Cymb. I, 4, 169. “were thus much overheard: the prince discovered to Claudio that he loved my niece,” Ado I, 2, 10. “thus much I have learnt: he rather means to lodge you in the field,” LLL II, 84. “at least thus much: I'll pawn the little blood,” Wint. II, 3, 165. “add thus much more, that no Italian priest shall tithe or toll in our dominions,” John III, 1, 153. “dost thou understand thus much English: canst thou love me?” H5 V, 2, 205. “tell 'em thus much from me,” H8 I, 4, 77. “but thus much, they are foul ones,” III, 2, 300. “I'll say thus much for him,” V, 3, 155. “only thus much I give your grace to know,” Tit. I, 413. “so much for him. Now for ourself, . . . thus much the business is,” Hml. I, 2, 27.
c) pointing to what precedes or has been said: “thus chides she death,” Ven. 932. “thus weary of the world, away she hies,” Ven. 932 “thus graceless holds he disputation,” Lucr. 246. “thus cavils she with every thing she sees,” Lucr. 246 “thus by day my limbs, by night my mind, for thee and for myself no quiet find,” Sonn. 27, 13. 64, 11. 69, 5. Phoen. 37. Tp. I, 2, 89. Tp. I, 2, 89 II, 1, 225. Gent. I, 3, 78. II, 4, 198. III, 1, 15. Wiv. V, 5, 40. Meas. II, 2, 68. II, 4, 78. III, 1, 109. V, 119. Err. I, 1, 84. LLL IV, 3, 153. Mids. II, 1, 74. III, 2, 327. III, 2, 327 IV, 2, 19. H6B II, 2, 29. III, 1, 89. III, 1, 89 III, 2, 56. Mcb. II, 2, 44 etc. etc.
Joined to so: “wast thou mad, that thus so madly thou didst answer me?” Err. II, 2, 12. “you that are thus so tender o'er his follies,” Wint. II, 3, 128. “thy spirit within thee hath been so at war and thus hath so bestirred thee in thy sleep,” H4A II, 3, 60.
d) == accordingly, in consequence, so (leading over from what precedes to what follows): “thus hoping that Adonis is alive, her rash suspect she doth extenuate,” Ven. 1009. “thus is his cheek the map of days outworn,” Sonn. 68, 1. “thus for my duty's sake I rather chose to cross my friend,” Gent. III, 1, 17. “thus fail not to do your office,” Meas. IV, 2, 129. “thus when I shun Scylla, your father, I fall into Charybdis, your mother,” Merch. III, 5, 18. “thus we are agreed,” Ant. II, 6, 58.
2) Denoting degree or quality, == so: “let me be thus bold with you to give you over at this first encounter,” Shr. I, 2, 104. I am thus bold to put your grace in mind etc. R3 IV, 2, 113. “if study's gain be thus and this be so,” LLL I, 1, 67. “I have before-time seen him thus,” Cor. I, 6, 24. “yet will I still be thus to them,” III, 2, 6. “to be thus is nothing, but to be safely thus,” Mcb. III, 1, 48. “'tis in ourselves that we are thus or thus,” Oth. I, 3, 323. “he approves the common liar, who thus speaks of him at Rome,” Ant. I, 1, 61. With to be, to say, and to do == to be so, to do so etc. Meas. II, 2, 68. As I, 3, 54. H4B IV, 3, 34. H6A II, 4, 87. H6C III, 1, 53. H8 I, 1, 171. Troil. I, 1, 61. Mcb. III, 1, 84. Ant. III, 6, 19. Cymb. III, 5, 28. “thus did he answer me,” Cymb. IV, 2, 41 (== the same answer he made to me).
3) Used indefinitely (the manner or quality not defined, but left to the imagination of the hearer): “for these courtesies I'll land you thus much moneys,” Merch. I, 3, 130. “though the wisdom of nature can reason it thus and thus,” Lr. I, 2, 114. “wounding his belief in her renown with tokens thus and thus,” Cymb. V, 5, 203.
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