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Definitions for Thereafter
ˌðɛərˈæf tər, -ˈɑf-ther·e·after

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. thereafter, thenceforthadverb

    from that time on

    "thereafter he never called again"


  1. thereafteradverb

    After that.

    He left; thereafter we never met again.

  2. Etymology: ther + after, from þær + æfter

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Thereafteradverb

    According to that; accordingly.

    Etymology: there and after.

    When you can draw the head indifferent well, proportion the body thereafter. Henry Peacham.

    If food were now before thee set,
    Wou’dst thou not eat? thereafter as I like
    The giver. John Milton.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Thereafteradverb

    after that; afterward

  2. Thereafteradverb

    according to that; accordingly

  3. Thereafteradverb

    of that sort

British National Corpus

  1. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Thereafter' in Adverbs Frequency: #354

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Thereafter in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Thereafter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Thereafter in a Sentence

  1. Albert Garcia:

    It wasn't long thereafter that Lubbock County officers had additional shots fired where Lubbock County officers had officers that were injured.

  2. White House:

    To protect our national security, the United States will implement specific investment restrictions and enhanced export controls for Chinese persons and entities related to the acquisition of industrially significant technology, the proposed investment restrictions and enhanced export controls will be announced by June 30, 2018, and they will be implemented shortly thereafter.

  3. Bruce Gaynes:

    The courts are more inclined to give the spouse the right to make decisions in the event that somebody cannot make medical decisions for themselves, followed at some point… by the adults thereafter.

  4. Herbert Spencer:

    If men use their liberty in such a way as to surrender their liberty, are they thereafter any the less slaves If people by a plebiscite elect a man despot over them, do they remain free because the despotism was of their own making

  5. Niccolo Machiavelli:

    He who blinded by ambition, raises himself to a position whence he cannot mount higher, must thereafter fall with the greatest loss.

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    a deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of deliberate disrespect
    • A. efface
    • B. abhor
    • C. affront
    • D. abash

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