there·​up·​on | \ ˈt͟her-ə-ˌpȯn How to pronounce thereupon (audio) , -ˌpän; ˌt͟her-ə-ˈpȯn, -ˈpän \

Definition of thereupon

1 : on that matter
2 : therefore
3 : immediately after that

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Examples of thereupon in a Sentence

The committee reviewed the documents and thereupon decided to accept the proposal. The jurors discussed the evidence and made their decision thereupon.
Recent Examples on the Web If the grave of a hero is customarily a place of serene contemplation, this one is so disturbing that people run from it in fear—and thereupon hangs the tale of Easter. Robert Barron, WSJ, 2 Apr. 2021 Angela Merkel thereupon kicked off a world-wide retreat from nuclear power that likely put paid to any hope of meeting the greenhouse targets named in the Paris accord. WSJ, 19 Feb. 2021 In search of a bit of solace, Grace thereupon toddles off to Sunday mass; naturally, Edward is a non-believer. Todd Mccarthy, The Hollywood Reporter, 7 Sep. 2019 The President thereupon dropped his claim of Executive Privilege. Aaron Blake, Washington Post, 11 July 2018 The President thereupon dropped his claim of Executive Privilege. Aaron Blake, Washington Post, 11 July 2018 The mostly homogenous audience, understandably dominated by those with an interest in classic rock and the dispensing of opinions thereupon, nodded along in agreement. Chris Jones,, 12 July 2017 In 1988, a scientist of German ancestry named Hans Backoff Sr. founded Monte Xanic and thereupon became the first maker of high-quality wines in the Valley. Robert Draper,, 2 May 2017 Angela thereupon dropped all thought of going to university. Joan Acocella, The New Yorker, 13 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of thereupon

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of thereupon was in the 13th century

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“Thereupon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of thereupon

: immediately after that
: on the thing that has been mentioned


there·​up·​on | \ ˈt͟her-ə-ˌpȯn How to pronounce thereupon (audio) , -ˌpän \

Kids Definition of thereupon

1 : on that thing They found the tree and thereupon the tree house.
2 : for that reason I apologized and thereupon we made up.
3 : immediately after that : at once They ate and thereupon left.

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