what then

idiom

: what will happen in that case
What if there should be a fire? What then?

Examples of what then in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 2020, the Union-Tribune wrote that then-Mayor Kevin Faulconer was leaving his eventual successor (Gloria) what then was more than a $1 billion gap in funding for projects to protect against flooding and polluting rivers and beaches. Michael Smolens, San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 Jan. 2024 But what then? All rejected the displacement of Palestinian residents of Gaza outside the strip and an Israeli reoccupation, but who, exactly, would take political and economic responsibility for a flattened Gaza Strip? Taylor Luck, The Christian Science Monitor, 21 Nov. 2023 Youngkin has campaigned heavily with Taylor, who is White and pulled off arguably the biggest upset in the 2021 House races by defeating a Black incumbent Democrat in what then was a more heavily Black district. Teo Armus, Washington Post, 3 Nov. 2023 The spinoff, aptly titled Joey, featured LeBlanc journeying to discover what then became of his beloved character. Rebecca Aizin, Peoplemag, 1 Nov. 2023 When Hamas is destroyed and Palestinian Islamic Jihad is eliminated, what then? Israeli reoccupation or annexation of Gaza is utterly unacceptable. Foreign Affairs, 27 Oct. 2023 Bill worked with me on what then became a Thierry Mugler-meets-Gaultier-meets-Playboy bunny design. Alexandra MacOn, Vogue, 29 Sep. 2023 In 2014, Lifeline partnered with Community Housing Works in a 67-unit affordable housing project near what then was Lifeline’s headquarters on North Indiana Avenue in Vista. Gary Warth, San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 July 2023 Everything can be fixed with the right script If Indiana Jones does flop, what then? Bychristiaan Hetzner, Fortune, 3 June 2023

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“What then.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/what%20then. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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