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[th air-at]
  1. at that place or time; there: Seeing the gate, they entered thereat.
  2. because of that; thereupon.
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Origin of thereat

before 900; Middle English ther at, Old English thǣr æt. See there, at1
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Historical Examples of thereat

  • Thereat the Jew drew his cloak around him, and quickened his pace.

    Leila, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • Thereat she wheeled round and faced me, a blaze of fury in her grey eyes.

    The Suitors of Yvonne

    Raphael Sabatini

  • Thereat all the court had much marvel from whence came all that gear.

  • Thereat there had been a general raising of heads all over the place.

    From Place to Place

    Irvin S. Cobb

  • Thereat all laughed who were within earshot, and were merry.

    Child Christopher

    William Morris

British Dictionary definitions for thereat


adverb rare
  1. at that point or time
  2. for that reason
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