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[th air-at] /ˌðɛərˈæt/
at that place or time; there:
Seeing the gate, they entered thereat.
because of that; thereupon.
Origin of thereat
before 900; Middle English ther at, Old English thǣr æt. See there, at1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • thereat the noble lady / up from the settle rose, And soon her arms all snow-white / did the shield enclose.

  • thereat all the court had much marvel from whence came all that gear.

  • thereat rejoice did Gunther / to think perchance his trials o'er.

  • thereat there had been a general raising of heads all over the place.

    From Place to Place Irvin S. Cobb
  • thereat on the fourth pier we came, we turn'd, And on our left descended to the depth, A narrow strait and perforated close.

  • thereat the nose, like Trinculo's, has been in great indignation.

    Gryll Grange Thomas Love Peacock
  • And thereat she made a movement as though to leave the room.

    Eden Edgar Saltus
  • thereat he stood up languidly, and went to her and kissed her.

  • thereat he shuddered but the act was done, ad majorem lignocapitis humani gloriam.

    Wilderness of Spring Edgar Pangborn
  • thereat Trendall swallowed his annoyance and went elsewhere.

    King of Ranleigh F. S. (Frederick Sadlier) Brereton
British Dictionary definitions for thereat


adverb (rare)
at that point or time
for that reason
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