[th ens-fawrth, -fohrth, th ens-fawrth, -fohrth]


from that time or place onward.

Also thence·for·ward [th ens-fawr-werd] /ˌðɛnsˈfɔr wərd/, thence·for·wards.

Origin of thenceforth

1325–75; Middle English thennes forth (compare Old English thanonforth). See thence, forth Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for thenceforth

Historical Examples of thenceforth

  • To the major it was thenceforth chamber and chapel and monument.

    Weighed and Wanting

    George MacDonald

  • Thenceforth, all these royal souvenirs had passed into oblivion.

    The Dream

    Emile Zola

  • She had taken him for granted, and thenceforth judged him by the intention and not the act.

    Tiverton Tales

    Alice Brown

  • Thenceforth, having learned, it was her first thought on feeling pain.

    Johnny Bear

    E. T. Seton

  • Our peaceful convent was from thenceforth like a bee-hive into which a hornet had entered.

    My Double Life

    Sarah Bernhardt

Word Origin and History for thenceforth

late 14c., from thence + forth.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper