[hwair-uh-pon, -pawn, wair-; hwair-uh-pon, -pawn, wair-]
- upon what or upon which.
- at or after which.
- Archaic. upon what?
Origin of whereupon
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Examples from the Web for whereupon
Stittsworth sighed and gazed out the window, whereupon he noticed a male goat mounting a female goat with extreme vigor.The Strange, True Tale of the Old-Timey Goat Testicle-Implanting 'Governor'
September 16, 2014
A boy kills a poacher, whereupon his father and grandfather argues about what to do.This Week’s Hot Reads: Sept. 2, 2013
September 2, 2013
Gaedel walked on four pitches, whereupon he was replaced by a pinch runner.Peter Worthington on Thinking Outside the Box
May 17, 2013
Whereupon I would have lost the single best witness to five or six of the most crucial years in Yates's career.Blake Bailey: How I Write
March 20, 2013
Whereupon every woman between the shining seas gagged in unison: Achhhhh.'Mom, Dad—I Need $96K'
July 10, 2009
Whereupon they shook hands with a grip that whitened their knuckles.Her Father's Daughter
Whereupon they laughed yet more merrily, and Napoleon laughed with them.The Boy Life of Napoleon
Whereupon the two aristocrats despised the bourgeois Regnier.Camps, Quarters and Casual Places
It was refused, whereupon Morgan threatened that no quarter should be given.Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates
Whereupon Bandy-legs discreetly allowed Max to pass him also.With Trapper Jim in the North Woods
Lawrence J. Leslie
- at which; at which point; upon which
- archaic upon what?
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Word Origin and History for whereupon
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