- 1At that time; at the time in question: I was living in Cairo then [after preposition]: Phoebe by then was exhausted [as adjective]: he accepted a peerage from the then Prime Minister, Edward HeathMore example sentences
at that time, at that point, in those days; at that point in time, at that moment, on that occasion
- It was about then that I questioned the wisdom of skipping supper before coming out.
- Nothing had changed since then except the addition of the proposed obligation.
- Since then it has become one of the more ridiculous additions to the four-year festival.
- 2After that; next; afterwards: she won the first and then the second gameMore example sentences
- There's nothing better than making dinner for a group of friends then going out out afterwards.
- During the war years, every penny went on the war, and then afterwards on rebuilding.
- On the night of the offence, he had been for a drink after work and then gone home, he said.
- 2.1Also; in addition: I’m paid a generous salary, and then there’s the money I’ve made at the racesMore example sentences
- Work is mad at the moment, and then there are exams to think about as well.
- I feel that I am in a really lucky position. I paint what I like on the street and then I have a studio where I can play around with different ideas and effects, the kind of things you could never do on the street.
- And then I have a spring show to think about, too.
- 3In that case; therefore: if you do what I tell you, then there’s nothing to worry about well, that’s okay thenMore example sentences
- If breaking the laws of physics is necessary to get the plot of the movie to work, then okay.
- We're at home and as long as we keep playing and keep battling to the end as we have been doing then we should do okay.
- If this is easy to recognise for what it is then okay, but if not its effect could be diminished.
- 3.1Used at the end of a sentence to emphasize an inference being drawn: so you’re still here thenMore example sentences
- He will cling on to a remembrance of the good things he enjoyed at Celtic in the recent past, then.
- 3.2Used to finish off a conversation: see you in an hour thenMore example sentences
- See you there then!
- He hugged me tightly and whispered, ‘So Ill see you in a week then?’
- See you next week, then!
then and there
- Immediately: she made up her mind then and thereMore example sentences
- Will made up his mind then and there, that no matter what, he needed to keep himself alive.
- He informed me that all I had to do was complete a form right then and there, and I would be added to the voters' list.
- I decided then and there that, as far as relationships went, e-mail was just great.