then and there


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 The Bobcats drove for a touchdown, and the momentum of the game shifted away from the Jaguars then and there. Creg Stephenson |, al, 10 Oct. 2021 Never, ever agree then and there to such a purchase. Los Angeles Times, 21 Sep. 2021 The trillion-dollar question is why did the U.S. and her coalition partners not declare victory then and there? Dave Deptula, Forbes, 23 June 2021 Those who can’t show vax proof must show proof of a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours or must take a rapid antigen test, right then and there. Susan Dunne,, 4 Aug. 2021 Aaron definitely would have leaned into his role of House Cop and tried to regulate right then and there. Matt Young, Chron, 6 July 2021 Heimdall could have saved Loki with the Bifrost right then and there. Chris Smith, BGR, 28 June 2021 Conan’s laser beam was activated right then and there. Ramsey Ess, Vulture, 24 June 2021 Not just planning for growth, not just planning for change, but growing and changing right then and there. Matthew Barzun, Time, 15 June 2021

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First Known Use of then and there

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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17 Oct 2021

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“Then and there.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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