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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Synonyms for henceforth


henceforward, hereafter

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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.

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The School Board decreed 9-0 Wednesday night (June 5) that Theodore Roosevelt Middle School in Kenner will henceforth be the Tom Benson School. Drew Broach, nola.com, "Tom Benson School one of many changes in Jefferson Parish public education this summer," 6 June 2019 To earn a save, a reliever would henceforth have to face the potential tying or winning run, or pitch at least three perfect innings to preserve a lead. Emma Baccellieri, SI.com, "How Major League Baseball Adopted the Save—and Changed the Game Forever," 4 June 2019 Romantic comedies typically focus on the lives of women, and henceforth, we are trained by our culture to take them a lot less seriously. Cady Drell, Marie Claire, "Welcome to Rom-Com Week," 11 Feb. 2019 The emergence of capital punishment meant that henceforth, anyone aspiring to be an alpha couldn't get away with just being a fighter. Richard Wrangham, WSJ, "Humans: The Domesticated Primates," 10 Jan. 2019 One: Trya Banks handed her hosting baton to Rita Ora (FYI, Tyra Mail is henceforth known as Rita Oracles). Mehera Bonner, Marie Claire, "Ashley Graham Is Giving 'America's Next Top Model' the Update It Deserves," 13 Dec. 2016 Nail polish companies, take note: All future dark purple shades should henceforth be named after the Teenage Ninja Mutant Turtles. Andrea Park, Teen Vogue, "Noah Centineo Tried Braiding a Fan’s Hair and Used Multiple Face Masks," 21 Sep. 2018 Nail polish companies, take note: All future dark purple shades should henceforth be named after the Teenage Ninja Mutant Turtles. Andrea Park, Allure, "We Challenged Noah Centineo to Try Our Favorite Beauty Treatments and the Results Are Amazing," 21 Sep. 2018 Image But predictions that, for better or worse, tech and politics were henceforth going to be inseparable did not hold up. David Streitfeld, New York Times, "Tech Was Supposed to Get Political. It’s Hanging Back in This Election.," 1 June 2018

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First Known Use of henceforth

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of henceforth

formal : from this time forward : starting now


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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showing courage and determination

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