thuswise

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Etymology[edit]

From thus +‎ -wise.

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thuswise (not comparable)

  1. (dated) In this way.
    • 1526, William Tyndale, trans. Bible, Acts III:
      Butt God which shewed before by the mougth off all hys prophetes that Christ shulde suffre, hath thuswyse fulfilled it.
    • 1916, William Ellery Leonard (translator), On the Nature of Things, New York: E. P. Dutton, translation of De rerum natura by Lucretius, OCLC 32917286, Book 2, line 218–227:
      The atoms, as their own weight bears them down / Plumb through the void, at scarce determined times, / In scarce determined places, from their course / Decline a little – call it, so to speak, / Mere changed trend. For were it not their wont / Thuswise to swerve, down would they fall, each one, / Like drops of rain, through the unbottomed void; / And then collisions ne'er could be nor blows / Among the primal elements; and thus / Nature would never have created aught.