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ˌðɛərˈbaɪ, ˈðɛərˌbaɪthere·by

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  1. therebyadverb

    By that.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. therebyadverb

    by that means or because of that

    "He knocked over the red wine, thereby ruining the table cloth"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Therebyadverb

    by that; by that means; in consequence of that

  2. Therebyadverb

    annexed to that

  3. Therebyadverb

    thereabout; -- said of place, number, etc

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'thereby' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3559

  2. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'thereby' in Adverbs Frequency: #258

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of thereby in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of thereby in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of thereby in a Sentence

  1. John Palabrica:

    It puts the grinders in a sticky situation as they will have to buy larger quantities from smaller firms, thereby increasing their risk.

  2. Eugene Lindell:

    There is little doubt that record crude exports out of Iraq are adding further length to an already extremely well-supplied market, thereby adding downside pressure.

  3. Refugee Resettlement:

    By going to the border, ORR can begin the unification process even before a child is referred to ORR's care, thereby reducing hours, if not days, off of the time it takes to find and unify a child with their family member or suitable sponsor.

  4. Mike Pompeo:

    We are going to deny them the resources they need to do that, thereby keeping American interests and American people safe all around the world.

  5. Richard Lochhead:

    Scotland is known around the world for our beautiful natural environment - and banning growing genetically modified crops will protect and further enhance our clean, green status, there is no evidence of significant demand for GM products by Scottish consumers and I am concerned that allowing GM crops to be grown in Scotland would damage our clean and green brand, thereby gambling with the future of our 14 billion-pound ($22 billion) food and drink sector.

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    a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow)
    • A. dint
    • B. pluck
    • C. muddle
    • D. jab

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