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[heer-at] /hɪərˈæt/
at this time; when this happened.
by reason of this; because of this.
Origin of hereat
1350-1400; Middle English here at. See here, at1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • hereat the brewer did wonder, and desired to see the quittance.

  • hereat all laughed, and they bade each other farewell, and so departed with good will.

    The Sundering Flood William Morris
  • The school-mistress with whom she lived is now hereat my very table.

    Married Life John Baldwin Buckstone
  • hereat the parson withdrew, to wait for a softer and wiser season.

    Cripps, the Carrier R. D. (Richard Doddridge) Blackmore
  • hereat the outraged parent demanded, not that he should pay damages for breach of promise, but his share of the cost of the cow.

    Disturbed Ireland Bernard H. Becker
  • hereat they were well pleased, and would settle the fellowship with vows.

    The Story of Grettir The Strong Translated by Eirikr Magnusson and William Morris
  • hereat another grin broke wide on Jerry Gullen's face, and he went his way with a wink and a whistle.

    A Child of the Jago Arthur Morrison
  • hereat was Bardi glad, and speedily said yea thereto, and bade him have thanks for this; and thereupon they parted.

    The Story of Grettir The Strong Translated by Eirikr Magnusson and William Morris
  • But hereat Torcall Dall gave a sore cry and snatched his hand away, and fled sidelong into an alley of the wood.

    The Washer of the Ford Fiona Macleod
  • Old Quirk hereat pricked up his ears, and asked his young friend how he got possessed of such secrets.

British Dictionary definitions for hereat


(archaic) because of this
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