thereafter

adverb
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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Synonyms & Antonyms for thereafter

Synonyms

after, afterward (or afterwards), later, latterly, subsequently

Antonyms

afore [chiefly dialect], ahead, antecedently, anteriorly, before, beforehand, earlier, previously

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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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Look for Nvidia’s RTX on GTX driver to drop sometime in April, and for our evaluation of the newfound capabilities soon thereafter. Brad Chacos, PCWorld, "RTX on GTX: Nvidia is enabling ray tracing on some GeForce GTX graphics cards," 18 Mar. 2019 But the positive mojo for Alabama would end soon thereafter. Rainer Sabin, AL.com, "Alabama softball splits doubleheader vs. Kentucky," 31 Mar. 2018 Breitbart ended its relationship with him shortly thereafter. The Washington Post, OregonLive.com, "Steve Bannon leaves Breitbart after blow-up over comments in Trump book," 9 Jan. 2018 My father passed shortly thereafter, but his lessons stayed with me. Brittany Packnett, Teen Vogue, "We Can’t Just Show Up For Social Justice Issues When It Impacts Our Own Lives," 21 Mar. 2019 Washington obtained a video of the assault and sent it to the girl on March 2, 2018, Hamilton said, and the girl or her family contacted police shortly thereafter. Eric Olson, The Seattle Times, "Nebraska RB Washington faces charges tied to assault video," 11 Feb. 2019 If there was a legal determination that the defendant violated securities laws, the defendant would thereafter be barred in any shareholder suit from denying what a trier of fact has concluded. WSJ, "In Defense of SEC Settlement Gag Clauses," 28 Jan. 2019 The two were clearly together then, but there's a chance that things went south shortly thereafter. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "Are "To All The Boys I've Loved Before" Stars Lana Condor and Noah Centineo Dating?," 24 Aug. 2018 The plane was battered by heavy winds and rains while trekking over the Gulf of Mexico, and Captain Carlos Dardano realized that his engines wouldn’t start shortly thereafter. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "8 Emergency Landings That Rival the 'Miracle on the Hudson'," 15 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of thereafter

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

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thereafter

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of thereafter

formal : after that

thereafter

adverb
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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