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[th air-uh-pon, -pawn, th air-uh-pon, -pawn] /ˈðɛər əˌpɒn, -ˌpɔn, ˌðɛər əˈpɒn, -ˈpɔn/
immediately following that.
in consequence of that.
upon that or it.
with reference to that.
Origin of thereupon
1125-75; Middle English ther uppon. See there, upon Unabridged
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  • thereupon the commissioner or his designee shall immediately hold a public hearing on the action appealed from.
  • thereupon the fiscal deficits would surely worsen, once again.
  • thereupon she took her by the hand, and led her to a large door.
  • She thereupon decided to marry him and attached herself to the company, as a sort of groupie, for that purpose.
  • thereupon he himself locked up the room, and left her in it alone.
  • thereupon she took her by the hand, and led her to a large door.
  • The sentry descried them approaching, and gave notice to his lord, who thereupon donned his armor and went forth to meet them.
  • thereupon the gods held a council and resolved to make him secure against every danger.
  • And thereupon the company of the court made so great an outcry, that it was irksome to be in the same hall with them.
  • thereupon the people hung a curtain about her, and retired.
British Dictionary definitions for thereupon


immediately after that; at that point: thereupon, the whole class applauded
(formal) upon that thing, point, subject, etc
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Word Origin and History for thereupon

late 12c., þer uppon; see there + upon.

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