there·​af·​ter | \ t͟her-ˈaf-tər How to pronounce thereafter (audio) \

Definition of thereafter

1 : after that
2 archaic : according to that : accordingly

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Examples of thereafter in a Sentence

Thereafter, the two companies operated in full partnership. gave his farewell speech and left the room shortly thereafter
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First Known Use of thereafter

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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14 May 2021

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“Thereafter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of thereafter

formal : after that


there·​af·​ter | \ t͟her-ˈaf-tər How to pronounce thereafter (audio) \

Kids Definition of thereafter

: after that A policeman asked him why he was running. … Shortly thereafter, Stanley was arrested.— Louis Sachar, Holes

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