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Synonyms for then

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. then(adj)

    that time; that moment

    "we will arrive before then"; "we were friends from then on"

    present(a), future

  2. then(a)(adverb)

    at a specific prior time

    "the then president"

    future, present(a)

  3. then, so, and so, and then(adverb)

    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"

    thence, indeed, thus, so, and so, and then, thusly, hence, therefore

    future, present(a)

  4. then(adverb)

    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"

    so, and so, and then

    present(a), future

  5. then(adverb)

    at that time

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

    so, and so, and then

    present(a), future


  1. then(adverb)

    Soon afterward.

    so, subsequently, and so, and then

  2. then(adverb)

    Next in order; in addition.

    There are three green ones, then a blue one.

    and then

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. then

    Therefore, signifying for that (or this) reason, is the most precise and formal word for expressing the direct conclusion of a chain of reasoning; then carries a similar but slighter sense of inference, which it gives incidentally rather than formally; as, "All men are mortal; Cæsar is a man; therefore Cæsar is mortal;" or, "The contract is awarded; then there is no more to be said." Consequently denotes a direct result, but more frequently of a practical than a theoretic kind; as, "Important matters demand my attention; consequently I shall not sail to-day." Consequently is rarely used in the formal conclusions of logic or mathematics, but marks rather the freer and looser style of rhetorical argument. Accordingly denotes correspondence, which may or may not be consequence; it is often used in narration; as, "The soldiers were eager and confident; accordingly they sprang forward at the word of command." Thence is a word of more sweeping inference than therefore, applying not merely to a single set of premises, but often to all that has gone before, including the reasonable inferences that have not been formally stated. Wherefore is the correlative of therefore, and whence of hence or thence, appending the inference or conclusion to the previous statement without a break. Compare synonyms for BECAUSE.

    accordingly, because, consequently, hence, thence, therefore, whence, wherefore

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. then(ad.)

    at that time

  2. then(ad.)

    afterwards, next, soon afterwards

  3. then(ad.)

    hereafter, at another time, sooner or later

  4. then(ad.)

    therefore, for this reason, on that account

  5. then(ad.)

    that time

  6. then(conj.)

    in that case

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    subsequently, so, thereafter, later, afterwards, after, ago, therefore, dan, below, secondly, next, thus, since, than, tad, well

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How to use then in a sentence?

  1. Irene Reyes:

    And if you think about it now during the holidays, that these kids, sorry, aren't with their families and what are we going to do about it ? ... Like we see it and then we close our eyes to it and it's not right.

  2. Vikrant Parsai:

    If you have no money in your pocket, then you should have fair words on your lips.

  3. Peter McWilliams:

    Crises bring out the best in people—and the worst. They also bring out the best people—and the worst. What can one say about ignorant, arrogant, politically active people who say things like, AIDS is God's curse upon homosexuals? I can remember the words of Jesus: Forgive them, Father, for they know not what they do, but then I remember Jesus said that moments after he was nailed to the cross.

  4. Robert Danin:

    Gaffes are the biggest worry for any presidential visit, but, absent that, then the images will dominate more than anything.

  5. Jeff Labovitz:

    When you combine those emotions with the memories of the physical trauma being on a boat for several weeks or having been confined in brutal smugglers camps, then the trauma is compounded, in some cases the asylum seekers and migrants endured starvation, beatings, extortion, and rape.

Translations for then

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  • ثمArabic
  • тады, затымBelarusian
  • тогаваBulgarian
  • তারপর, তখন, এরপরBengali
  • al mateix temps, llavors, després, mentrestantCatalan, Valencian
  • pak, potom, tehdyCzech
  • bryd hynnyWelsh
  • dann, damalig, danach, damals, anschließend, genauso, gleichermaßenGerman
  • τότεGreek
  • tiam, tiama, tamenEsperanto
  • también, después, entonces, luegoSpanish
  • بعد, پس, سپسPersian
  • toisaalta, silloin, silloinen, sitten, niinFinnish
  • là, cependant, puis, en même temps, alors, auquel casFrench
  • i ndiadh sinIrish
  • an dèidh sin, an dèidh làimhe, ma-thà, a-rèist, matàScottish Gaelic
  • אז, אחר כךHebrew
  • तब, फिर, तोHindi
  • majd, aztán, akkor, azután, viszont, ugyanakkorHungarian
  • ուրեմն, հետոArmenian
  • saat ituIndonesian
  • loreIdo
  • þáIcelandic
  • allora, poi, allo stesso tempoItalian
  • 当時, その後, そのとき, その時点, それから, だから, その時, そして, 次にJapanese
  • მაშინ, მერე, კვლავGeorgian
  • ដូច្នេះ, ក្រោយមក, ពេលនោះ, កាលនោះ, រួចមក, បន្ទាប់មក, អញ្ចឹងKhmer
  • 나중에, 그때, 그 때, 이후, 그러면Korean
  • pa, de, hingê, peyre, madem, paşî, dûre, piştre, dûvreKurdish
  • tum, deinde, exinde, interim, tuncLatin
  • dunnLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • tadaLithuanian
  • tadLatvian
  • kātahiMāori
  • тогаш, потоаMacedonian
  • pada masa yang sama, tidak lama kemudian, oleh sebab yang demikian, selepas ituMalay
  • daværendeNorwegian
  • dan, trouwens, toen, toenmaligDutch
  • dåværandeNorwegian Nynorsk
  • deretter, den gang, da, så, siden, i så fallNorwegian
  • índaNavajo, Navaho
  • wtedy, potem, również, także, wówczas, toPolish
  • بياPashto, Pushto
  • então, depois, caso, [[naquela]] [[época]], seguidamente, simultaneamente, em seguida, [[naquele]] [[tempo]], entretanto, sequencialmentePortuguese
  • hinaspaQuechua
  • atunci, apoiRomanian
  • после, тогда, затем, потом, в таком случаеRussian
  • potom, posle, затим, онда, потом, тада, после, onda, zatim, tadaSerbo-Croatian
  • potom, vtedySlovak
  • potém, natóSlovene
  • pastaj, atëherëAlbanian
  • sedan, å andra sidan, alltså, så, samtidigt, sen, dåvarande, då, dessutom, i så fall, därpåSwedish
  • అప్పుడుTelugu
  • ในตอนนั้น, แล้วก็Thai
  • sonra, o zaman, ondan sonraTurkish
  • тоді, потімUkrainian
  • تب, پھر, توUrdu
  • thì, sau đó, khi ấyVietnamese
  • tänoVolapük

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