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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.
    • 1905, Baroness Emmuska Orczy, chapter 1, in The Tremarn Case[1]:
      “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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