thereupon

[thair-uh-pon, -pawn, thair-uh-pon, -pawn]
adverb
1.
immediately following that.
2.
in consequence of that.
3.
upon that or it.
4.
with reference to that.

Origin:
1125–75; Middle English ther uppon. See there, upon

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thereupon (ˌðɛərəˈpɒn)
 
adv
1.  immediately after that; at that point: thereupon, the whole class applauded
2.  formal upon that thing, point, subject, etc

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thereupon
c.1175, þer uppon; see there + upon.
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Example sentences
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.
Thereupon he himself locked up the room, and left her in it alone.
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