I have a little bit difficulty understanding the meaning of "So thinking" In this sentence from Clive Barker's book of blood:

"But When her courage faltered, she thought of Trevor, and how badly she wanted to silence his condescension. So thinking, she advanced into the place...."

Is this even grammatically correct to use 'so thinking'? If so, what is its meaning, and what words can I replace it with?


  • It's fine. There are any number of ways to rephrase it. Perhaps as she thought that, with that in mind, or focusing on that thought. But there's really no reason to replace it. Jun 18, 2018 at 18:18

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So thinking is grammatically correct . Meaning: ' Thinking this way ...

In this context the following would also work:

accordingly TFD consequently TFD therefore TFD

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