from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb Concerning that matter; upon that.
  • adverb Directly following that; forthwith.
  • adverb In consequence of that; therefore.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Upon that.
  • In consequence of that; by reason of that.
  • Immediately after that; without delay; in sequence, but not necessarily in consequence.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb Upon that or this; thereon.
  • adverb On account, or in consequence, of that; therefore.
  • adverb Immediately; at once; without delay.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb upon that/it, following that/it


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