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
Recent Examples on the Web That requirement tops out at 10% of the renewable portion of the supply by 2030 and thereafter. Ryan Randazzo, The Arizona Republic, "Arizona regulators may impose big boost in energy requirements — 100% clean energy by 2050," 31 July 2020 Staff started processing tests from student athletes this month, and will continue to do so every four weeks thereafter. Dallas News, "How a renowned scientist used her personal network to transform UTA’s North Texas Genome Center into a COVID-19 testing facility," 29 July 2020 After another really hot one tomorrow, temperatures moderate thereafter, with only two out of nine days forecast to be at or above 90 on the latest European model forecast below. Ian Livingston, Washington Post, "P.M. Update: Temperatures go deep into the 90s once again Thursday," 29 July 2020 The Texas coach suggested the broken hand — Adams struck a lane line while training in Colorado Springs, Colo., before the 2016 trials — haunted the swimmer each summer thereafter. David Woods, The Indianapolis Star, "Carmel swimmer Claire Adams retires at 21, didn't need Olympics to leave legacy," 13 July 2020 Despite its unprepossessing appearance, the PCjr is a virtual Rosetta stone whose meaning and message must be understood in order to understand the success or failure of any home computer that comes thereafter. Steven Levy, Wired, "Where Are the Adults in the Clubhouse?," 10 July 2020 When the state first shut down in April, the city of Miami was counting about 35 news cases a day, and the curve flattened thereafter, down to 14 new cases a day, said Miami Mayor Francis Suarez. Eliott C. Mclaughlin, CNN, "Miami-Dade to shut down restaurants again as Florida's Covid-19 hospitalizations surge," 6 July 2020 Pai's request to ISPs would prevent disconnections in July but not in August or thereafter. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, "Comcast’s data cap and overage fees return tomorrow after 3-month break," 30 June 2020 Reopening date: 6 theaters are open in Texas or Florida; most others will reopen July 24 or thereafter. Jenna Ryu, USA TODAY, "Mandatory masks and empty seats: Here's what to expect when movie theaters reopen," 30 June 2020

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First Known Use of thereafter

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

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The first known use of thereafter was before the 12th century

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5 Aug 2020

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“Thereafter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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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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