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hereupon

[heer-uh-pon, -pawn] /ˌhɪər əˈpɒn, -ˈpɔn/
adverb
1.
upon or on this.
2.
immediately following this.
Origin
1125-1175
1125-75; Middle English herupon. See here, upon
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  • hereupon the governor commanded his tortures to be redoubled.
  • The devout widow hereupon cut the fringe off upon the spot, and the lace at night.
  • Sentence hereupon being pronounced, the saint was conducted to the infamous place.
  • hereupon the court proceeded to examine the whole cause.
  • hereupon, the incorrigible sinners openly threatened his life.
  • These organizations will hereupon be referred as demonstration projects.
British Dictionary definitions for hereupon

hereupon

/ˌhɪərəˈpɒn/
adverb
1.
following immediately after this; at this stage
2.
(formal) upon this thing, point, subject, etc
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Word Origin and History for hereupon

late Old English, from here + upon.

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