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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.
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so far

at this time Only one drug has been approved so far to treat the disease. So far, I am the only editor in the department, although we need several more.
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thus far

(slightly formal)
until now We haven't had any problems thus far.
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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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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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References in classic literature ?
Thus BELIAL with words cloath'd in reasons garb Counsel'd ignoble ease, and peaceful sloath, Not peace: and after him thus MAMMON spake.
Which when BEELZEBUB perceiv'd, then whom, SATAN except, none higher sat, with grave Aspect he rose, and in his rising seem'd A Pillar of State; deep on his Front engraven Deliberation sat and publick care; And Princely counsel in his face yet shon, Majestick though in ruin: sage he stood With ATLANTEAN shoulders fit to bear The weight of mightiest Monarchies; his look Drew audience and attention still as Night Or Summers Noon-tide air, while thus he spake.
Life thus carried on is no longer tolerable, and it is at length time that I should do something
As I thus mused, with half-shut eyes, while the sun sank rapidly to rest, and eddying currents careered round and round the island, bearing upon their bosom large, dazzling, white flakes of the bark of the sycamore-flakes which, in their multiform positions upon the water, a quick imagination might have converted into any thing it pleased, while I thus mused, it appeared to me that the form of one of those very Fays about whom I had been pondering made its way slowly into the darkness from out the light at the western end of the island.
One would have said that she was asking pardon for having quitted it thus.
Then they bound him with stout hempen cords so that he could not move either hand or foot, and thus they overcame him.
Thus he kept his head bowed till they had passed through the gate and were outside the walls of the town.
Thus it will be in nature; for within a confined area, with some place in its polity not so perfectly occupied as might be, natural selection will always tend to preserve all the individuals varying in the right direction, though in different degrees, so as better to fill up the unoccupied place.
It will obviously thus act far more efficiently with those animals which unite for each birth; but I have already attempted to show that we have reason to believe that occasional intercrosses take place with all animals and with all plants.
Soon after starting the party separated, and so arranged their plans, that at a certain time of the day (in guessing which they show much skill) they should all meet from different points of the compass on a plain piece of ground, and thus drive together the wild animals.
It is marvellous how such strong animals as deer could thus have been killed; but I have no doubt, from the evidence I have given, that the story is not in the least exaggerated.
He studies the technical rules on these wonderful remains, but forgets that these works were not always thus constellated; that they are the contributions of many ages and many countries; that each came out of the solitary workshop of one artist, who toiled perhaps in ignorance of the existence of other sculpture, created his work without other model save life, household life, and the sweet and smart of personal relations, of beating hearts, and meeting eyes; of poverty and necessity and hope and fear.
The art that thus separates is itself first separated.
And thus they parted from one another, the old man and Zarathustra, laughing like schoolboys.
Thus there is more logical affinity between a word and what it means in the case of words of our present sort than in any other case.