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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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 There will be no event in spring 2023 or thereafter. Sherry Greenfield, Baltimore Sun, 12 July 2022 This pending Durant trade could take through the summer or thereafter, not in a matter of days as Suns or other team's fans would hope for. Dana Scott, USA TODAY, 5 July 2022 This pending Durant trade could take through the summer or thereafter, not in a matter of days as Suns or other team's fans would hope for. Dana Scott, The Arizona Republic, 4 July 2022 Her stepfather died at a hospital shortly thereafter. City News Service, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 June 2022 The gunman, a racist and misogynistic lawyer who had a history of filing frivolous lawsuits, died by suicide in upstate New York shortly thereafter. Matt Ford, The New Republic, 14 June 2022 Two others, paramedic/firefighters Kenneth Lacayo and Kelsey Sadler, were rescued but died shortly thereafter. Christine Condon, Baltimore Sun, 13 Apr. 2022 Glover stabbed Jolly, who died at the hospital shortly thereafter. Victoria Bekiempis, Rolling Stone, 7 Apr. 2022 Shortly thereafter, a free throw by Katherine Beeber made the contest a one-possession game with Badin trailing just 37-34 with 1:15 remaining in the contest. Evan Merrill, The Enquirer, 5 Mar. 2022 See More

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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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6 Aug 2022

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“Thereafter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thereafter. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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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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