Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. By that means; because of that.
  • adv. In connection with that: "And thereby hangs a tale” ( Shakespeare).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. By it, by that.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. By that; by that means; in consequence of that.
  • adv. Annexed to that.
  • adv. Thereabout; -- said of place, number, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • By that; by that means; in consequence of that.
  • Annexed to that; in that connection.
  • By or near that place; near that number, quantity, or degree.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. by that means or because of that

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Examples

  • After two years from a sale or taking of land for taxes, except as provided in section sixty-two, whoever then holds the title thereby acquired may bring a petition in the land court for the foreclosure of all rights of redemp - tion thereunder.

    Acts and resolves passed by the General Court

  • If so recorded it shall be prima facie evi - dence of all facts essential to the validity of the title thereby Acts, 1933. —

    Acts and resolves passed by the General Court

  • Slavery, treason in support of slavery and segregation were evil when they occurred, and the legacy left thereby is evil.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Virginia “Confederate History Month” Proclamation

  • All they will have achieved thereby is many more hectares of newsprint and gigabytes of internet coverage as their attempts to cover up the extent of their larceny stands exposed.

    Archive 2009-06-14

  • An immigrant who comes in on net public subsidy, increasing the aggression on the net taxpayer thereby, is accessory to treason, the treason of offcials which diverted the public revenue to him, but an additional native is not.

    Evolutionary Psychology and Economic Bias, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Interestingly enough sometimes a single amino acid substitution, if at a critical juncture, can have a large impact on the folding of that protein thereby affecting protein shape.

    Better Models

  • Staff at a hotel in east Slovakia also hinted that he was unwelcome — until, that is, one of his sons spoke in English, thereby revealing that this was an American family in possession of hard currency.

    Love of Country Lost and Found

  • After a time my brothers began pressing me to travel with them; but I refused saying, “What gained ye by travel voyage that I should gain thereby?”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • If a man gain the use of wealth, peradventure he is diverted thereby from the remembrance of his Lord; if poverty choke him his heart is distracted by woe, or if disquietude waste his heart, weakness causeth him to fall.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • And I think that the useful rhetoric for "ID" to be gained thereby is to say that even pro-science people don't see overlap between the religious content of "ID" and SciCre.

    Activism and the problem with blog polls

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