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 The most recent report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change found that global emissions will need to peak by 2025 at the latest, and steeply reduce thereafter, to prevent worsening impacts on the climate. Kiara Alfonseca, ABC News, 28 Apr. 2022 The findings come as Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration seeks $126.6 million in the next fiscal year and $162.5 million annually thereafter to expand treatment. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 28 Apr. 2022 Plans start at $6.99/month or $69.99/year thereafter. Tim Chan, Rolling Stone, 28 Apr. 2022 The signature artwork of five enormous glass and steel spheres at Chase Center in San Francisco has been vandalized and closed off for the rest of the Golden State Warriors playoff run, and probably for a long while thereafter. Sam Whiting, San Francisco Chronicle, 27 Apr. 2022 Tesla changed its data privacy services thereafter. Eamon Barrett, Fortune, 26 Apr. 2022 The station was sold not long thereafter, but not before Wolf acquired valuable experience in just about everything having to do with the operation. Tom Layberger, Forbes, 25 Apr. 2022 Immediately thereafter, the witnesses will be escorted from the room and taken to the Corrections headquarters building, where other media will be gathered. Meg Kinnard, ajc, 23 Apr. 2022 After the initial conversation, each call thereafter was answered by Aschod. Tristan Balagtas,, 22 Apr. 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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2 May 2022

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“Thereafter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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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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