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subsequent +‎ -ly


  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈsʌb.sɪ.kwə
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subsequently (not comparable)

  1. Following, afterwards in either time or place.
    • 1832, John Richardson, chapter 7, in Wacousta, volume II:
      It will be recollected that the ill-fated Halloway...distinctly stated the voice of the individual who had approached his have been that of a female, and that the language in which they subsequently conversed was that of the Ottawa Indians.
    • 1904–1905, Baroness Orczy [i.e., Emma Orczy], “The Tremarn Case”, in The Case of Miss Elliott, London: T[homas] Fisher Unwin, published 1905, →OCLC; republished as popular edition, London: Greening & Co., 1909, OCLC 11192831, quoted in The Case of Miss Elliott (ebook no. 2000141h.html), Australia: Project Gutenberg of Australia, February 2020:
      “There the cause of death was soon ascertained ; the victim of this daring outrage had been stabbed to death from ear to ear with a long, sharp instrument, in shape like an antique stiletto, which [] was subsequently found under the cushions of the hansom. []
  2. Accordingly, therefore (implying a logical connection or deduction), consequently.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Although subsequently is often used in a cause-and-effect relationship, it may also be used when no cause is implied.


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