Definition of henceforth in English:


(also henceforward)

Pronunciation: /ˈhɛnsfɔːθ//hɛnsˈfɔːθ/


  • From this or that time on.

    ‘henceforth, parties which fail to get 5% of the vote will not be represented in parliament’
    • ‘The ancient principle of divide and rule will henceforth be applied to British families.’
    • ‘Please recognize that they look stupid and think of them henceforth as lame.’
    • ‘Henceforward, I shall regard my heater as having the soul of a poet.’
    • ‘Many of those involved down the years believe that henceforward they will find access to a ticket next to impossible.’
    • ‘Besides, even if a sensible plan is henceforth followed, it will only prevent future mistakes.’
    • ‘Henceforth in the winter everyone will just have to suffer.’
    • ‘The government dismissed the judgment and announced that, henceforth, it would not accept the jurisdiction of the court.’
    • ‘It stipulated that no concessions would henceforward be given to individuals, only to recognised institutions.’
    • ‘But she must take it further and announce that henceforward her government is committed to telling the truth, unvarnished and unflinching.’
    • ‘Keeping the hurt inside, Killy henceforth learned in an existential manner to rely on no one but himself, and toughened his hide.’
    • ‘Annabel Goldie - bless her - may henceforth be addressed as Daisy Danderfluff of Willowbottom.’
    • ‘The company founded and still run by Lowell Gasoi will henceforward devote itself to producing ‘classic’ theatre in the West Island.’
    • ‘Posts here will henceforth become briefer and/or more infrequent.’
    • ‘We vowed that henceforth we would jointly keep a steady eye on the fuel gauge and not let it dip below the halfway mark.’
    • ‘According to the new decision, visitors to patients would henceforth be required to carry passes.’
    • ‘Also I am having a party with my flatmate, who henceforth shall be referred to as Blondie.’
    • ‘This strengthens my resolve: henceforward, should anybody ask, I'm 29.’
    • ‘He may not like it, and he may henceforth see me as ‘the enemy’, as politicians are wont to.’
    • ‘Just a short discourse and then this topic is closed on my blog henceforth.’
    • ‘Almost incidentally, on August 2, 1883, a decree went up in every town square in Russia: Yiddish theater henceforward would be illegal throughout the land.’
    from now on, as of now, after this, in future, in the future, hence, henceforward, subsequently, from this day on, from this time on, from this day forth, from this day forward
    hereafter, hereinafter
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