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whereupon

[hwair-uh-pon, -pawn, wair-; hwair-uh-pon, -pawn, wair-] /ˌʰwɛər əˈpɒn, -ˈpɔn, ˌwɛər-; ˈʰwɛər əˌpɒn, -ˌpɔn, ˈwɛər-/
conjunction
1.
upon what or upon which.
2.
at or after which.
3.
Archaic. upon what?
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English wherupon. See where, upon
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  • However, he managed to tip the chair over whereupon all the defendants got up and started fighting with the marshals.
  • The sockets remain dormant until the appointed hour, whereupon the juice flows into any gadget of your choosing.
  • Anna can be seen walking down the catwalk whereupon she accidentally drops a pistol on the floor.
  • To signal, you reach up and touch the lamp, whereupon it starts to flash.
  • The boat bobs on the water until you push it, whereupon it glides smoothly into the wall and bounces off.
  • Vitamins were discovered, whereupon vitamin-deficiency psychiatric disorders no longer were treated by psychiatrists.
  • whereupon they're in her apartment again, taking their clothes off, she excitedly cuddling her new doll in a bed heaped with them.
  • He leaves the room, whereupon the boss pulls open a desk drawer and lifts a bottle to his lips.
  • Finally it achieves spaceflight, whereupon you guide it off into the galaxy to meet other sentient species.
  • whereupon he was condemned to lose his head, and led forth to the place of execution.
British Dictionary definitions for whereupon

whereupon

/ˌwɛərəˈpɒn/
sentence connector
1.
at which; at which point; upon which
adverb
2.
(archaic) upon what?
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Word Origin and History for whereupon
conj.

c.1300, from where + upon.

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