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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.


  1. thereafter

    "Thereafter" is an adverb primarily used in formal or literary language. It refers to the time after a particular event or action has occurred, suggesting a continuation or a sequence of events that follows the initial action. Essentially, it means 'after that', 'from that time on', 'subsequently' or 'in the future'.

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. Anthony Fauci:

    We were hoping that we would get the both the candidates, both products Moderna and Pfizer rolled out by the week of the 20th, it is conceivable that we will only have one of them out, but the other would likely follow soon thereafter.

  2. First Assistant Attorney Nelson Thayer:

    Video surveillance further showed that 20 minutes later, the 2 suspects leave the location after which smoke can be seen emanating from the direction of the building and immediately thereafter flames can be seen on the video.

  3. Chair Yellen:

    Most FOMC participants, including Chair Yellen, currently anticipate Most FOMC participants achieving these conditions will likely entail an initial increase in the federal funds rate later this year, followed by a gradual pace of tightening thereafter.

  4. Marshall McLuhan:

    We shape our tools and thereafter our tools shape us.

  5. Ned Price:

    After experiencing symptoms for the first time this morning, I tested positive for COVID-19 shortly thereafter, will now quarantine for the next 10 days, i'm feeling under the weather but am grateful for the protection from severe illness offered by safe and effective vaccines.

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    marked by sudden changes in subject and sharp transitions
    A abrupt
    B sought
    C frantic
    D suspicious

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