then and there

adverb

Definition of then and there

: on the spot : immediately wanted the money right then and there

Examples of then and there in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But others who had been in the virtual rehearsal room with Daugherty could not imagine the production ceasing then and there. Washington Post, "A play is birthed online, and I was in the delivery room," 1 Oct. 2020 There’s even a real-time chat function on the Boutique Rugs’ website to answer your questions right then and there. Boutique Rugs, CNN Underscored, "Boutique Rugs helps you turn a house into a home," 18 Sep. 2020 Then, right then and there, Dani must pick a replacement nominee. Kyle Fowle, EW.com, "Big Brother recap: Finally, a veto winner willing to shake up the game," 16 Sep. 2020 Allow readers to purchase local goods right then and there online, not just see the ads next to the story. Star Tribune, "Readers Write: Minnesota State Fair, Minneapolis police union, Enbridge Line 3, local news," 20 Aug. 2020 Should the crowd that day have rioted then and there to save George Floyd instead of burning buildings days later? Charles Feldmann, The Denver Post, "Guest commentary: ‘We need to call the police on the police’," 1 June 2020 Many developers would have abandoned the project then and there. Alex Fox, Smithsonian Magazine, "This Turkish Hotel ‘Floats’ Above Ancient Ruins," 20 Apr. 2020 The race length was a nod to the Ancient Greek legend of a runner who’d been running a message about victory just before collapsing and dying right then and there. New York Times, "PAoLO giordano," 8 July 2020 And when things go awry, Ellie simply stabs them in the neck then and there. Benjamin Levin, CNN Underscored, "The Last of Us Part II left us amazed, yet despondent," 15 June 2020

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First Known Use of then and there

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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4 Oct 2020

Cite this Entry

“Then and there.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/then%20and%20there. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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