Then in a sentence

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Definition of Then

  • At that time (referring to a time specified, either past or future).
  • Soon afterward, or immediately; next; afterward.
  • At another time; later; again.
  • In that case; in consequence; as a consequence; therefore; for this reason.
  • that time; that moment
  • subsequently or soon afterward (often used as sentence connectors)
  • at that time
  • in that case or as a consequence

How to use then in a sentence. Then pronunciation.

So I came down the little path swiftly, and then round the great rock, and up towards the door.
He would have old Soolsby's palace for his spy-glass, would he then?
Then he would buy my Colisyum, and I wouldn't sell it for all his puffball lordship might offer.
Then he fell to thinking of his Uncle Benn.
Voices mingled, there was light laughter, little bursts of admiration, then lower tones, and then he was roused by a voice calling.
The man turned round, and looked at David, then he jerked his head in a friendly sort of way and motioned towards the sunset.
Then, after a moment: "It'll do-by golly, it'll do!
And if the man at the top gets up again and salaams and strokes your hand, and says, 'Be my brother,' then it's a full Nile, and the fig-tree putteth forth its tender branches, and the date-palm flourisheth, and at the village pond the thanksgiving turkey gobbles and is glad.
Achmet is cruel as a tiger to any one that stands in his way; Nahoum, the whale, only opens out to swallow now and then; but when Nahoum does open out, down goes Jonah, and never comes up again.
Kaid might slay, might toss a pasha or a slave into the Nile now and then, might invite a Bey to visit him, and stroke his beard and call him brother and put diamond-dust in the coffee he drank, so that he died before two suns came and went again, "of inflammation and a natural death"; but he, Achmet Pasha, was the dark Inquisitor who tortured every day, for whose death all men prayed, and whom some would have slain, but that another worse than himself might succeed him.
Then his will be the fate of the swine of Gadarene," said Nahoum Pasha, who had heard.
Then he turned and walked away.
Then, with a complacent look upon them all, he slowly left the room by the door out of which David and Kaid had first passed.
He was suddenly startled by a smothered cry, then a call of distress.
Then it was beautiful in its mirth and animation, now it was pale and terror-stricken, as with one free hand she fiercely beat the face pressed to hers.
Then he felt the pulse of the limp wrist.
For a moment he looked at the face steadily, almost contemplatively it might have seemed, and then drew both arms close to the body.
The collar and tie were disarranged; he straightened them, then turned again to her.
A swift glance to the floor, then he ran forward, stooped down, and laid a hand on his brother's breast.
It yielded, and he passed through, closed the door again and stealthily listened, then stole a look into the farther chamber.

Examples of Then

Example #1
But, as I did so, my heart stood still, for I heard voices.
Example #2
Yet I felt that I must needs go and lay my hand in love upon the door of the empty hut which had been ever as thee left it.
Example #3
It scared him, as though I was the devil himself, to find me here.
Example #4
Now is it astronomy, and now chemistry, and suchlike; and always it is the Eglington mind, which let God A'mighty make it as a favour.
Example #5
Isn't the house of the snail as much to him as the turtle's shell to the turtle?
Example #6
Possession's nine points were with me; and here I sat and faced him; and here he stormed, and would do this and should do that; and I went on with my work.