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[hens-fawrth, -fohrth; hens-fawrth, -fohrth] /ˈhɛnsˈfɔrθ, -ˈfoʊrθ; ˈhɛnsˌfɔrθ, -ˌfoʊrθ/
from now on; from this point forward.
Also, henceforward
[hens-fawr-werd, -fohr-, hens-fawr-werd, -fohr-] /ˌhɛnsˈfɔr wərd, -ˈfoʊr-, ˈhɛnsˈfɔr wərd, -ˈfoʊr-/ (Show IPA)
Origin of henceforth
1300-50; Middle English hennes forward; see hence, forth Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • And henceforward they became subjects and tributaries of Athens.

  • But henceforward I am able to rely on my own memory as well as on other people's evidence.

    The Story of the Malakand Field Force Sir Winston S. Churchill
  • With Nadaud henceforward it was a case of roses, roses all the way.

    In the Heart of Vosges Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • You shall have none, madam, henceforward, from Harry Ormond.

  • There were, henceforward, no Indians in whom the colonists could confide.

    King Philip

    John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
  • Perhaps it was Society, which henceforward would exclude Helen.

    Howards End E. M. Forster
  • And they did, and henceforward they followed the same trail and “drank from the same canteen.”

    A Waif of the Mountains Edward S. Ellis
British Dictionary definitions for henceforward


from this time forward; from now on
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for henceforward

late 14c., from hence + forward (adv.).



late 14c., earlier henne forth (late Old English); see hence + forth.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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