thereafter

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Middle English ther + after, from Old English þær + æfter

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  • IPA(key): /ˌðeəɹˈɑːftə/

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thereafter (not comparable)

  1. After that, from then on.
    He left; thereafter we never met again.
    • 1900, L. Frank Baum, chapter 23, in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz:
      "My third command to the Winged Monkeys," said Glinda, "shall be to carry you to your forest. Then, having used up the powers of the Golden Cap, I shall give it to the King of the Monkeys, that he and his band may thereafter be free for evermore."

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