thereupon

[ thair-uh-pon, -pawn, thair-uh-pon, -pawn ]
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adverb
  1. immediately following that.

  2. in consequence of that.

  1. upon that or it.

  2. with reference to that.

Origin of thereupon

1
First recorded in 1125–75, thereupon is from Middle English ther uppon. See there, upon

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How to use thereupon in a sentence

  • The three banks thereupon opened their doors and satisfied the note-holders, ordinary business being, meanwhile, suspended.

    The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
  • thereupon the unhappy woman acted; the long suppressed outburst came at last.

    Dope | Sax Rohmer

British Dictionary definitions for thereupon

thereupon

/ (ˌðɛərəˈpɒn) /


adverb
  1. immediately after that; at that point: thereupon, the whole class applauded

  2. formal upon that thing, point, subject, etc

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