Definition of thereafter in English:

thereafter

adverb

formal
  • After that time.

    ‘thereafter their fortunes suffered a steep decline’
    • ‘He sustained a head injury as a child and thereafter suffered from epilepsy and mental handicap.’
    • ‘Edinburgh scored three tries in the opening section and never lost control of the match thereafter.’
    • ‘Castro was most amused and thereafter the pair met on several occasions.’
    • ‘He seemed a little taken aback by that, and thereafter completely ignored her instructions.’
    • ‘He won the audition, and was determined thereafter to pursue a show-business career.’
    • ‘His performance thereafter, though, suggested that his composure had been affected.’
    • ‘The sight was captured by a photographer and thereafter used to scare children into not picking their noses.’
    • ‘Logan refers to a prediction that when the fish are gone, man will go shortly thereafter.’
    • ‘That hearing is now due to take place on December 8, or as soon as possible thereafter.’
    • ‘The idea was mentioned a couple of times thereafter before being forgotten.’
    • ‘My first day, and every day for several months thereafter, was spent working as a mail-room assistant.’
    • ‘If going to the US is an obsession for many, getting a green card thereafter is a dream.’
    • ‘He divorced his wife when he was thirty-four and thereafter consorted with a series of mistresses.’
    • ‘This rubbish may be left in black sacks for this one clean-up day only, thereafter blue sacks must be used.’
    • ‘Drivers must thereafter fill out a medical form every three years in order to retain their licences.’
    • ‘If successful, it is likely to be commissioned for a year initially, and on an annual basis thereafter.’
    • ‘Angered at this, he walked out vowing not to have anything to do with her thereafter.’
    • ‘Poor pupils who once had access to excellent private schools were thereafter denied hope.’
    • ‘I hope to see you all down there on the first Wednesday in June and every first Wednesday of the month thereafter.’
    • ‘I was thereafter keen to attend the classes with my brother, if only as a mute spectator.’
    after that, after that time, following that, afterwards, subsequently, then, next
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Pronunciation

thereafter

/ðɛːrˈɑːftə/