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Definition 1: that time; that moment - [noun denoting time]

Samples where then or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • we will arrive before then
  • we were friends from then on

(then is a kind of ...) an instant of time

"at that point I had to leave"

Definition 2: subsequently or soon afterward (often used as sentence connectors) - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where then or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for then in the sense of this definition

Definition 3: at that time - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where then or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I was young then
  • prices were lower back then
  • science as it was then taught

Definition 4: in that case or as a consequence - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where then or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Definition 5: at a specific prior time - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where then or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the then president

(then is similar to ...) earlier than the present time; no longer current

"time past" "his youth is past" "this past Thursday" "the past year"

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