hence·​forth | \ ˈhen(t)s-ˌfȯrth How to pronounce henceforth (audio) , hen(t)s-ˈfȯrth \

Definition of henceforth

: from this point on

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Examples of henceforth in a Sentence

Henceforth, supervisors will report directly to the manager. She announced that henceforth she would be running the company.
Recent Examples on the Web Our family was established around the year 500 when the Jingleheimers of the Bavarii tribe joined with the Schmidts of the Frisii, becoming one of the most powerful families under Clovis, and henceforth. Pete Lynch, The New Yorker, 10 June 2022 Helene henceforth listed her profession as Komponistenwitwe (composer’s widow) and insisted that the room in which Berg had composed Lulu remain, like the opera itself, untouched. George B. Stauffer, The New York Review of Books, 8 June 2022 New Street in Blue Back Square will henceforth be named Dinah Road, in honor of two women named Dinah who were enslaved in West Hartford in the mid-18th century. Deidre Montague, Hartford Courant, 19 May 2022 The Entertainment Community Fund, as it will henceforth be known, provided a vital source of support for the industry during the COVID-19 pandemic. Brent Lang, Variety, 10 May 2022 Barring a miracle, Mariupol, the beleaguered industrial center in eastern Ukraine, may henceforth be known only as the city that bore the brunt of Vladimir Putin’s unprovoked assault on Ukraine’s independence and its people. Henry Abramson, Sun Sentinel, 26 Apr. 2022 The board of governors should henceforth be tasked with bestowing a special achievement Oscar each year — to be presented on the Oscars telecast — to a commercially-successful film which also displays artistic merit and is a credit to the industry. Scott Feinberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 6 Apr. 2022 In recognition of the company’s evolving character, it will henceforth be known simply as HII—a name that can encompass diverse technologies—and recast its technical services unit as Mission Technologies. Loren Thompson, Forbes, 25 Mar. 2022 On Sunday nights henceforth, no boobs shall bounce, no parents shall day-drink, and no pills or powder shall be spilled in quite the same way. Glamour, 2 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of henceforth

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Henceforth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/henceforth. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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hence·​forth | \ ˈhens-ˌfȯrth How to pronounce henceforth (audio) \

Kids Definition of henceforth

: from this time on I henceforth vow to tell the truth.

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