[th air-uh-pon, -pawn, th air-uh-pon, -pawn]
- immediately following that.
- in consequence of that.
- upon that or it.
- with reference to that.
Origin of thereupon
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Examples from the Web for thereupon
He thereupon discovered that his dedication was not universal.Rockaway Mailman Rick Gold Killed in Storm and Mourned on His Route
November 9, 2012
Mr Arajarvi thereupon averted his eyes, apparently finding the ceiling a source of great fascination.ROYAL BOOB
February 24, 2012
Thereupon hostilities were resumed with vigour on both sides.Stories from Thucydides
H. L. Havell
And thereupon she sat according to direction; while Peter sat opposite her.Her Father's Daughter
Thereupon I went and took her in my arms, the negro smiling upon us both.In the Valley
Thereupon, I begged of her to look for them, which she promised to do.The Works of Whittier, Volume V (of VII)
John Greenleaf Whittier
Thereupon the woman withdrew and left him to look at the room.Little Dorrit
- immediately after that; at that pointthereupon, the whole class applauded
- formal upon that thing, point, subject, etc
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Word Origin and History for thereupon
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