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whereupon

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Pronunciation: /wɛːrəˈpɒn
 
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Definition of whereupon in English:

conjunction

Immediately after which: he qualified in February, whereupon he was promoted to Sergeant
More example sentences
  • They all pay their money and are immediately blindfolded, whereupon they are asked to make polite conversation with the person next to them.
  • England didn't enter the World Cup until 1950, whereupon we were immediately instilled as favourites.
  • It lowered its head and the boy spoke to him softly, whereupon it immediately was tamed.

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