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thus and so

1. adjective Of or relating to a particular way, manner, or arrangement. In practical terms, it may be taken for granted that the world is thus and so, but for the sake of philosophical argument, we should not and cannot assume any such thing. I'm less interested with the thus-and-so prescriptions of religious doctrines, and more concerned with the general message of Christianity as a whole.
2. adverb phrase In such a particular way or manner; as directed or instructed. The boss is so specific about the way a report is laid out. If you don't write it thus and so each and every time, you'll be sure to hear about it from him later.
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thus and such

1. adjective Of or relating to a particular way, manner, or arrangement. In practical terms, it may be taken for granted that the world is thus and such, but for the sake of philosophical argument, we should not and cannot assume any such thing. I'm less interested with the thus-and-such prescriptions of religious doctrines, and more concerned with the general message of Christianity as a whole.
2. adverb phrase In such a particular way or manner; as directed or instructed. The boss is so specific about the way a report is laid out. If you don't write it thus and such each and every time, you'll be sure to hear about it from him later.
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thus and thus

1. adjective Of or relating to a particular way, manner, or arrangement. In practical terms, it may be taken for granted that the world is thus and thus, but for the sake of philosophical argument, we should not and cannot assume any such thing. I'm less interested with the thus-and-thus prescriptions of religious doctrines, and more concerned with the general message of Christianity as a whole.
2. adverb phrase In such a particular way or manner; as directed or instructed. The boss is so specific about the way a report is laid out. If you don't write it thus and thus each and every time, you'll be sure to hear about it from him later.
See also: and, thus

so far

1. Up to the current point or moment in time. A: "How's the book?" B: "It's been a bit boring so far. Hopefully it picks up in the second half." So far, we've only been able to secure three outside investors.
2. (To) a limited extent or distance. You'll need proper funding if you want this to succeed; there's only so far an ambitious idea will take you. I hope you have some cash on you, because we'll only get so far on five dollars' worth of gas.
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thus far

Up to the current point or moment in time. A: "How's the book?" B: "It's been a bit boring thus far. Hopefully it picks up in the second half." Thus far, we've only been able to secure three outside investors.
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it was ever thus

It has always been this way; this has always been the truth. Sometimes stylized as "'twas ever thus." We should be disappointed to learn our political leaders are so deep in the pockets of businesses, but we should not be surprised: it was ever thus. Twas ever thus, unfortunately: the higher you are in the economic and social hierarchies, the more you depend on the exploitation of lower-class workers.
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so far

Also, thus far. Up to this point, as in So far we haven't seen him in the crowd, or They've made very little progress on their report thus far. [c. 1300]
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thus far

see under so far.
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it was ever thus (or so)

used as a humorous way of suggesting that despite claims of things having been better in the past nothing much alters. informal
1998 Bookseller Curious and surprising (to say the least) and depressing things happen. But it was ever so.
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ˌso ˈfar

up to this point; up to now: There haven’t been any accidents in this factory so far, and let’s hope that none happen in future.
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so far

1. Up to the present moment: So far there's been no word from them.
2. To a limited extent: You can go only so far on five dollars.
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thus far

Up to this point; so far: Our success has been limited thus far.
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They completed the takeover of Thus last October and are looking for cost savings of pounds 7million from the deal in the six months to March 31.
It completed the takeover of Thus last October and is looking for cost savings of pounds 7m from the deal in the six months to March 31.
The suitor had told Glasgow-based Thus that it was only prepared to discuss an agreement within a "narrow price band" of the 165p-ashare indicative offer.
The group gave itself until yesterday to tempt Thus into takeover talks after its initial pounds 302m proposals were rejected.
Thus reportedly opened its books to C&W after pressure from shareholders, but has been frustrated with C&W's position on price.
Thus, it appears that, even though the regulations treat the distributed interest as having been acquired on the date the qualified trust acquired such interest, there will be no retroactive application that could either cause or undo an ownership shift or change on those prior testing dates.
Both systems thus deny free will, albeit for different reasons.
Essentially JSKK's have the option but are not obliged to have more than one investor, or more than one director--and thus a board of directors.
Thus, labor is better off with a smaller share of a bigger pie than with a larger share of a smaller pie, as the former could still be larger than the latter in absolute terms.
It thus affords the opportunity to explore what makes a painting a 'great painting' or a 'minor painting': students acquire early on a consciousness of the different kinds of evaluative language.
Thus, as distance diminishes, ordinary Baptists are embracing the new rules that close the distance between them and the world.
Thus the "disseminated result" of a force calibration at NIST is the set of coefficients [A.
Thus, a study of the Dead Sea in the land of Palestine may be enriched with the use of AV materials containing vital facts, concepts, and generalizations such as:
He clearly states the problem with jobs in the industry; thus the reduction of student enrollments at paper schools by some 50%.
We thus get a more complete picture of religion than we would from an exclusive focus on the pious.