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thus far

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv thus far used in negative statement to describe a situation that has existed up to this point or up to the present time "So far he hasn't called","the sun isn't up yet"
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Quotations

  • James Russell Lowell
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    “It is mediocrity which makes laws and sets mantraps and spring-guns in the realm of free song, saying thus far shalt thou go and no further.”
  • Charles Stewart Parnell
    Charles Stewart Parnell
    “No man has a right to fix the boundary of the march of a nation; no man has a right to say to his country, Thus far shalt thou go and no further.”
  • Ludwig Van Beethoven
    Ludwig Van Beethoven
    “The barriers are not erected which can say to aspiring talents and industry, Thus far and no farther.”

Usage

In literature:

Thus far had got in my epistle, when a torrent of ill news rushed in upon us, and compelled me to delay my scribble.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine -- Volume 55, No. 340, February, 1844" by Various
That may be true, but mine has done well enough thus far, and, what is more to the point, I had no land with a northeast slope.
"The Fat of the Land" by John Williams Streeter
I am glad his father has had the sense to relent thus far with him.
"The Lost Treasure of Trevlyn" by Evelyn Everett-Green
Thus far, we have had to do with M. Comte, as a sociologist, only in his critical capacity.
"August Comte and Positivism" by John-Stuart Mill
Thus far we have considered mainly the human side of our Lord's character, though through it all his divinity shines forth.
"Companion to the Bible" by E. P. Barrows
But thus far we have not been tempted beyond our strength.
"The Quickening" by Francis Lynde
But the impulse which had led her thus far continued to urge her on.
"The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow" by Anna Katharine Green
That passion has been revealed most, thus far, in His going to the great extreme of dying.
"Quiet Talks on Following the Christ" by S. D. Gordon
Having proceeded thus far, it would have been absurd to retire with my purpose uneffected.
"Arthur Mervyn" by Charles Brockden Brown
Thus far Storri had failed, and the failure set him on fire.
"The President" by Alfred Henry Lewis
Of course, the good effect of Negro teachers upon the youthful minds is the only point thus far touched upon.
"Twentieth Century Negro Literature" by Various
She could not help reflecting a trifle sadly that thus far her sophomore year had run anything but smoothly.
"Jane Allen: Right Guard" by Edith Bancroft
The Court House has thus far cost $12,000,000, and is unfinished.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
Thus far she had not succeeded.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
Therefore, there can be thus far no intimate relations among nations.
"The Psychology of Nations" by G.E. Partridge
Thus far there were three patrols in Stanhope troop.
"The Banner Boy Scouts on a Tour" by George A. Warren
Thus far it looks as though there might be some truth in the man's story.
"The Strange Adventures of Eric Blackburn" by Harry Collingwood
This has thus far, been our own poor and unsatisfactory mode of protecting our drains.
"Farm drainage" by Henry Flagg French
Thus far the libels served only as jests, and, fortunately for Dr. Johnson, there arose no after-reckoning.
"The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. 1 (2 vols)" by Thomas De Quincey
The organization of the colony had thus far been effected with very little regard to the wants of human nature.
"Daniel Boone" by John S. C. Abbott
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In poetry:

Oh vain, far quest!—not thus my heart
Shall ever find its goal!
I turn me home—and there thou art,
My Father, in my soul!
"Songs of the Winter Nights" by George MacDonald
Oh! it were better far to be
A wand'rer on the desert thrown,
Than to pursue, thus weariedly,
The path of hopelessness alone.
"Stanzas" by Eliza Acton
In the holly repose the morning star
With trembling awaits the sun,
And thus my heart if near or far
Awaits thee, sweetest one.
"Before The Dawn" by Arlo Bates
Do we thus ever fully know
The boon of leaving far behind
The world's dull tales of crime and woe,
The gossip of its vacant mind?
"In Silence" by John Lawson Stoddard
Thro' many dangers, toils, and snares,
I have already come;
'Tis grace has brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.
"Amazing Grace" by John Newton
None may know. Through blood-stained cycles
We have thus far made our way:
Of the unknown depths beneath us
We are nothing but the spray.
"Discouragement" by John Lawson Stoddard

In news:

Unlike last year in Dallas where big signings seemed to come in by the minute, these Winter Meetings have been a ho-hum affair thus far.
Here's a collection of what we've seen thus far.
It was also not clear whether the line would begin to run in sections or see a partial restoration of service, as has happened with other subway lines thus far.
Mary's not satisfied with progress made thus far.
Checking our pool of 30 or so publicly traded EMS companies that have thus far reported third-quarter earnings, we see an industry that is decidedly mixed.
St X's all-Ohioan -- is on fire thus far, scoring 10 points in the first six minutes of the contest.
Gardner has thus far had the most at bats on the.
Like its predecessor, Confess is rife with '80s touchstones, but the sleek production and masterfully layered instrumentation far exceed anything Lewis has put his name to thus far.
John O'Boyle/The Star-Ledger Ruben Tejada has played well thus far in 2012 for the Mets.
The spectacular twists and turns of the 2012 GOP primary race have thus far made for great entertainment.
I have thus far seen Eric, Dan and yourself live via the webcam.
While no deaths have been linked thus far to the sinkhole, it was just the latest tragedy after Tropical Storm Agatha tore into Central America.
Continuing our slump series (thus far, there's only one other part of this so-called "series"), I offer you My Drunk Kitchen.
Assessing 2010?s Best Films, Performances Thus Far.
Before Sunday's massive tornado, which thus far has killed 123 people.
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In science:

Figure 2 shows the Chandra sources detected thus far overlaid on the W96 HDF-N image, and Table 3 gives the identification information for these sources.
The Chandra Deep Survey of the Hubble Deep Field North Area. IV. An Ultradeep Image of the HDF-N
Thus far the group has only been considering the binary nature of ratings (presence or absence) to make connections.
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
We have assumed thus far that SNe occur only within the spiral arms.
The Spiral Structure of the Milky Way, Cosmic Rays, and Ice Age Epochs on Earth
Theoretically, except for a phenomenological argument, this multicritical phenomenon has not been fully investigated thus far.
Randomness Effect on Multicritical Phenomena in Double-Exchange Systems
Next introduce into consideration δcont and integrations not performed thus far.
On the length expectation values in quantum Regge calculus
Thus far, we used rate equations to describe in finite systems .
Kinetic Theory of Random Graphs
The cyclotron emission harmonics in SDSS J1324+0320 display the greatest contrast relative to the underlying continuum of any of the low- ˙m systems discovered thus far.
New Low Accretion-Rate Magnetic Binary Systems and their Significance for the Evolution of Cataclysmic Variables
The fact that the field strength at the dominant pole of each of the six binaries discovered thus far, including the two from the Hamburg Schmidt survey, falls within just ±5% of a common value might be an artifact of small number statistics.
New Low Accretion-Rate Magnetic Binary Systems and their Significance for the Evolution of Cataclysmic Variables
Thus far this question has been ignored in the literature, but as we will show, is of great importance in the analysis of real networks, which in their vast ma jority, are only subnets of larger networks.
Sampling properties of random graphs: the degree distribution
Quite apart from the relevance of this work in the analysis of real data we believe that a detailed analysis of sampling properties of graphs is a rich field which, surprisingly, appears to have been neglected thus far.
Sampling properties of random graphs: the degree distribution
Thus far we have motivated the existence of the open heterotic string, but not given an explicit construction.
Open Heterotic Strings
We observe that all theoretical HantiH PECs published thus far would intersect the observed PEC of natural H2.
Theoretical and observed potential energy curves for neutral 4-unit charge Coulomb systems containing antihydrogen
This is one of the largest values of the [CO+ ]/[HCO+ ] ratio measured thus far.
Detection of CO+ in the nucleus of M82
Thus far, we have only compared the observed and model predicted molecular column density ratios.
Detection of CO+ in the nucleus of M82
Rotation is, thus far, neglected in such synthesis models, but has recently been considered for individual evolutionary models by Meynet & Maeder (2003), from which some conclusions may be inferred.
A census of the Wolf-Rayet content in Westerlund 1 from near-infrared imaging and spectroscopy
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