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[th air-af-ter, -ahf-] /ˌðɛərˈæf tər, -ˈɑf-/
after that in time or sequence; afterward:
Thereafter they did not speak.
Obsolete, accordingly.
Origin of thereafter
before 900; Middle English ther after, Old English thǣr æfter. See there, after
1. later, subsequently, thenceforth. Unabridged
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  • Hummingbirds were the first to show up, followed shortly thereafter by sparrows and finches.
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  • Suppressed, the tribes were returned to the reservation soon thereafter.
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  • Up to that point the correlation between the two is strong, but thereafter it falls away.
  • Growth, he says, will remain high in the early half of the decade but could drop off sharply thereafter as loans turn sour.
  • Having established himself, the rentier can afford to pay those in power to protect him thereafter.
  • thereafter, they would grow only slightly faster than inflation.
  • Physiological resources go into reproduction, not prolonging life thereafter.
British Dictionary definitions for thereafter


from that time on or after that time: thereafter, he ceased to pay attention
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for thereafter

Old English þær æfter; see there + after. Cf. Dutch daarachter, Swedish derefter.

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