adv. (after a copied/quoted word) written exactly as it stands in the original
ORIGIN L., lit. 'so, thus'.
Grandad wrote a letter to the local paper. They printed what he said but the ending didn't read quite as well as he'd hoped.
"...and thanks must go to Gillian Tailworthy for the truly wonderful geranium display on show at the village hall. The very thought of it makes me feel so muche [sic]!"