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  1. at this time; when this happened.
  2. by reason of this; because of this.
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Origin of hereat

First recorded in 1350–1400, hereat is from the Middle English word here at. See here, at1
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Examples from the Web for hereat

Historical Examples

  • Hereat she fell a-weeping, and truly it was piteous to behold.

    Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 2 (of 2)

    John Roby

  • Hereat all laughed, but the two men somewhat from one side of their mouths.

    The Sundering Flood

    William Morris

  • Hereat all laughed, and they bade each other farewell, and so departed with good will.

    The Sundering Flood

    William Morris

  • The school-mistress with whom she lived is now hereat my very table.

    Married Life

    John Baldwin Buckstone

  • Hereat the parson withdrew, to wait for a softer and wiser season.

    Cripps, the Carrier

    R. D. (Richard Doddridge) Blackmore

British Dictionary definitions for hereat


  1. archaic because of this
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