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(noun.) that time; that moment; 'we will arrive before then'; 'we were friends from then on'.
(adj.) at a specific prior time; 'the then president' .
(adv.) subsequently or soon afterward (often used as sentence connectors); 'then he left'; 'go left first, then right'; 'first came lightning, then thunder'; 'we watched the late movie and then went to bed'; 'and so home and to bed'.
(adv.) at that time; 'I was young then'; 'prices were lower back then'; 'science as it was then taught'.
(adv.) in that case or as a consequence; 'if he didn't take it, then who did?'; 'keep it then if you want to'; 'the case, then, is closed'; 'you've made up your mind then?'; 'then you'll be rich'.
Edited by Francine--From WordNet
(adv.) At that time (referring to a time specified, either past or future).
(adv.) Soon afterward, or immediately; next; afterward.
(adv.) At another time; later; again.
(conj.) In that case; in consequence; as a consequence; therefore; for this reason.
Edited by Fergus
Synonyms and Synonymous
ad. . At that time.. Afterwards, next, soon afterwards.. Hereafter, at another time, sooner or later.. Therefore, for this reason, on that account.. That time.
conj. In that case.
Inputed by Davis
adv. at that time: afterward: immediately: at another time.—conj. for that reason therefore: in that case.—adj. being at that time.—n. a specific time already mentioned.—By then by that time.
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- The paper was first dipped into a solution of common salt, and then wiped dry, to diffuse the salt uniformly through the substance of the paper. Frederick C. Bakewell. Great Facts.
- Then you don't ask my advice,' says Podsnap. Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend.
- Yes, and then--YOU know, godmother. Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend.
- And then commenced a train of thought quite new to me. Edgar Rice Burroughs. A Princess of Mars.
- Are the Indians then gypsies? Hemingway, Ernest. For Whom The Bell Tolls.
- Who, then, shall conduct education so that humanity may improve? John Dewey. Democracy and Education.
- And then let us be going. Hemingway, Ernest. For Whom The Bell Tolls.
- We were then led up to the door, where we were directed to get down on our hands and knees with our backs toward the room we were to enter. Edgar Rice Burroughs. The Gods of Mars.
- I must reproach her with her faults, and then--she will throw the plates and dishes in my face! Harriette Wilson. The Memoirs of Harriette Wilson.
- The peninsula of Italy was not then the smiling land of vineyards and olive orchards it has since become. H. G. Wells. The Outline of History_Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind.
- How earnestly did she then wish that her former opinions had been more reasonable, her expressions more moderate! Jane Austen. Pride and Prejudice.
- I then signed to Mr. Peggotty to remain where he was, and emerged from their shade to speak to her. Charles Dickens. David Copperfield.
- As yet only China knew of the Huns; there were no Turks in Western Turkestan or anywhere else then, no Tartars in the world. H. G. Wells. The Outline of History_Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind.
- Then I remembered all at once that I had not said my prayers that morning. Charlotte Bronte. Villette.
- By only raising my voice, and saying any thing two or three times over, she is sure to hear; but then she is used to my voice. Jane Austen. Emma.
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