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[heer-uh-pon, -pawn]
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  1. upon or on this.
  2. immediately following this.
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Origin of hereupon

First recorded in 1125–75, hereupon is from the Middle English word herupon. See here, upon
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Related Words for hereupon

shortly, forthwith, urgently, soon, promptly, directly, rapidly, instantly, now, eventually, hence, henceforth, ultimately, henceforward, hereupon, anon, away, instantaneously, pronto, summarily

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Historical Examples of hereupon

  • Hereupon I took the liberty to write to my father and mother.

    Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)

    Samuel Richardson

  • Hereupon, Mr. Godfrey asked if there was aught evil in the book.

  • Hereupon ensued a process of thought in the mind of the knight.

    Maid Marian

    Thomas Love Peacock

  • Hereupon he clapped his hand to the horse's flank and off went nag and rider.

  • Hereupon the woman grew angry and struck at him with a cudgel.

British Dictionary definitions for hereupon


  1. following immediately after this; at this stage
  2. formal upon this thing, point, subject, etc
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Word Origin and History for hereupon

late Old English, from here + upon.

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