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[th air-with, -with ] /ˌðɛərˈwɪθ, -ˈwɪð/
with that.
in addition to that.
following upon that; thereupon.
Origin of therewith
before 900; Middle English ther(e)with, Old English thǣrwith. See there, with Unabridged
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  • therewith the king and all espied where came riding down the river a lady on a white palfrey toward them.

  • therewith, spite of the wild dress, Dennet knew the eyes and the voice.

    The Armourer's Prentices Charlotte M. Yonge
  • The heart knoweth its own sorrows, and a stranger intermeddleth not therewith.

  • "I will follow your advice," he said, and I therewith returned to Florence.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  • therewith he dashed the mace against a pillar; and as the steel rebounded, the pillar trembled.

  • therewith he went his way again, and the darkness shrouded him.

    An Old Meerschaum David Christie Murray
  • And therewith he swore upon the Rood, and then came round the table, and knelt before Birdalone, and kissed her hands.

  • And therewith she threw herself on the floor before the bed.

    Debts of Honor Maurus Jkai
  • therewith the matter ended, / and none the fight dared start, Whereat the Lady Kriemhild / full heavy was of heart.

  • therewith I threw my keys on the table before him and went into my study.

    Dross Henry Seton Merriman
British Dictionary definitions for therewith


/ˌðɛəˈwɪθ; -ˈwɪð/
(formal) with or in addition to that
a less common word for thereupon (sense 1)
(archaic) by means of or on account of that
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Word Origin and History for therewith

Old English þær wiþ; see there + with.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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