thence·​forth ˈt͟hen(t)s-ˌfȯrth How to pronounce thenceforth (audio)
: from that time forward

Examples of thenceforth in a Sentence

He was determined thenceforth to dedicate himself to his studies. Thenceforth, she decided, she would deal with the media herself.

Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of thenceforth was in the 14th century

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“Thenceforth.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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thence·​forth ˈt͟hen(t)s-ˌfō(ə)rth How to pronounce thenceforth (audio)
 also  ˈthen(t)s-
: from that time forward : thereafter
the park was thenceforth open to residents only

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