then vs than

then than

Definitions

  • 1) That time
  • 2) That time or moment.
  • 3) that time; that moment
  • 4) being so at that time
  • 5) Being so at that time.
  • 6) at a specific prior time
  • 7) conjunctive In that case.
  • 8) obsolete At the time that; when.
  • 9) temporal location Soon afterward.
  • 10) sequence Next in order; in addition.
  • 11) UK, dialect used to contradict an assertion.
  • 12) sequence At the same time; on the other hand.
  • 13) temporal location At that time.
  • 14) In that case; accordingly.
  • 15) As a consequence; therefore.
  • 16) In addition; moreover; besides.
  • 17) Used after but to qualify or balance a preceding statement.
  • 18) At that time.
  • 19) Next in time, space, or order; immediately afterward.
  • 20) See under Now, adv.
  • 21) Soon afterward, or immediately; next; afterward.
  • 22) until that time; until the time mentioned.
  • 23) At that time (referring to a time specified, either past or future).
  • 24) At another time; later; again.
  • 25) [Obs.] By the time that.
  • 26) subsequently or soon afterward (often used as sentence connectors)
  • 27) in that case or as a consequence
  • 28) at that time
  • 29) Than.Seethan.
  • 30) Obsolete spelling of than.
  • 31) obsolete Than.
  • 32) In that case; in consequence; as a consequence; therefore; for this reason.
  • 33) (then again) From another standpoint; on the other hand.

Examples

  • 1) then we take a chill pill for a second and we just listen.
  • 2) This can then be used to warn people that the driver is about to open the door.
  • 3) He must up his game between now and then.
  • 4) Your staff told me to eat less and then you would like me more.
  • 5) Spot that and then get out of its way was his method.
  • 6) Staff have not been paid since then and many health workers have gone home.
  • 7) If an arm span represents time then we are just the shaving of a fingernail.
  • 8) We chatted for hours then went back to his.
  • 9) Stir the rice into the vegetables then add the brown crab meat.
  • 10) Warm through then return the meat.
  • 11) The test should then be used to confirm your judgment.
  • 12) Work out what it was and list all the differences between then and now.
  • 13) That was quite a bit of money then.
  • 14) Until then it felt like we were shut off from the outside world.
  • 15) We needed to go wide and then get in the box.
  • 16) Some studies have also raised the alarm over drinking too many energy drinks then doing exercise.
  • 17) My dad and brother built up one company after another and then closed them down.
  • 18) then he yelled back and told me to shut up.
  • 19) They also include people who arrive to work for under a year and then return home.
  • 20) Top bun with tomato slice and salad then add burger.
  • 21) then the minister prayed and began to read the ancient and somewhat pagan service.
  • 22) We will wait and get to know the other people and organisations and then choose another president.
  • 23) What other risks has he taken then?
  • 24) The tan then comes through over three or four hours producing a natural golden shade.
  • 25) There was gunfire outside and then at times quiet.
  • 26) But then ways must be found to change the situation.
  • 27) That was a great deal of money then.
  • 28) then you get to a certain point where you are happy and know what you do.
  • 29) If there are still too many advantages then change will be impossible.
  • 30) If now and then they differ from mine, so what?
  • 31) The second thing we want to do then after we have thought about what the kingdom means is to look for its signs in our own lives.
  • 32) And then the whole blame game thing just cracks me up they are ridiculous..then they are gona take off a few days and meet again on Thurs…so they will all be vacationing in Marthas Vineyard while the country falls apart. mario de la ossa
  • 33) I had literally sat down to my first interview, when patchy and intermittent phone calls started coming in, first from our base in London, then from HQ in Atlanta: a plane had crashed into the WTC….it may have been an accident…still checking…..then a second plane…..and suddenly it was all systems go.
  • 34) If McCain wins and then bombs, *then* Hillary becomes a formidable candidate again.
  • 35) But he was cheating on his wife with the secretary whom he then threatened when she tried to break it off and *then* he tried to cut a deal with the school board essentially offering to *not* drag people's reputations through the mud if they gave him a free pass.
  • 36) Tell you what, Mac: when he learns to spell your last name correctly, perhaps _then_ we can contemplate placing the fate of the world in his hands, but not before then.
  • 37) I was sort of walking past Cathay with my mind kind of blank apart for “argh parkmall =/= parklane” and then I looked at her because she looked kind of pretty… and then I noticed she was looking at me, and then I realized she looked kind of familiar, and then…
  • 38) I used to get up at 4am do 2 hours of pilates, then go to work 60 hours a week..then record in the evenings..then ride a bike.
  • 39) They need to build that party a little more, win some more local elections, get a supply of candidates and then run them for Congress, etc with experience and records to point to, and a broader support base, and *then* they will be credible on the national stage.
  • 40) And then, and _then_, here's the best part, I got an email from Rahab/Christine!
  • 41) Little things: packing, final bills, actually moving, then cleaning the place, then… getting a job IMMEDIATELY so I can do it all over again.
  • 42) ‘It was about then that I questioned the wisdom of skipping supper before coming out.’
  • 43) ‘Nothing had changed since then except the addition of the proposed obligation.’
  • 44) ‘Since then it has become one of the more ridiculous additions to the four-year festival.’
  • 45) ‘I think ministerial salaries have improved in both real and relative terms since then.’
  • 46) ‘It was only then that she noticed Rhea beside her, and someone in front of them.’
  • 47) ‘By then, he emphasises, Asia will be home to two thirds of the world's population.’
  • 48) ‘By then, the emphasis was fully focused on the harmony and happiness of the marriage.’
  • 49) ‘He worked at one of the camps that was set up for Russian former soldiers who were then guest workers.’
  • 50) ‘The first virus arrived within four hours, and since then I have had eight more.’
  • 51) ‘We realised what had happened about an hour later but by then the bag had already gone.’
  • 52) ‘Back then, we didn't have to wear shin guards while playing soccer.’
  • 53) ‘My then wife, Laura, didn't like the idea, and as it turned out, I should have listened to her.’
  • 54) ‘It was then that I noticed that all eyes were trained on the television above our heads.’
  • 55) ‘We were living overseas by then.’
  • 56) ‘I used to see them a lot then.’
  • 57) ‘There's nothing better than making dinner for a group of friends then going out out afterwards.’
  • 58) ‘During the war years, every penny went on the war, and then afterwards on rebuilding.’
  • 59) ‘On the night of the offence, he had been for a drink after work and then gone home, he said.’
  • 60) ‘It became a naval hospital during the Second World War and then a technical college and school.’
  • 61) ‘They then started the second half as they had ended the first, on the attack.’
  • 62) ‘After his arrest, he had had to make his own way back to Brighton and then pay for a second trip to York for the court case.’
  • 63) ‘He then received a second call from her in the evening bearing the bad news.’
  • 64) ‘He fired once into the air, and then a second time, hitting James in the arm.’
  • 65) ‘A second unit will then be set up in Edinburgh, most likely at the Western General Hospital.’
  • 66) ‘There was then a moment of silence as her eyes narrowed slightly and her lips went into a small pout.’
  • 67) ‘I saw the attacker hit the lad in the head or the face two or three times and then after about ten seconds he walked off.’
  • 68) ‘He managed to push them away for a moment and then ran towards a taxi on the other side of the street.’
  • 69) ‘We scored early in the second half and then life became very difficult for Northern Ireland.’
  • 70) ‘He would be laughing and joking one moment and then totally different the next.’
  • 71) ‘She ponders for a moment and then stresses that she does not consider it to be a stepping stone to anything.’
  • 72) ‘He just carries on chewing gum for a second then they launch into another song.’
  • 73) ‘There was silence for a moment and then the place erupted with cries of delight and amazement.’
  • 74) ‘She fingered a few leg and back muscles for a couple of seconds and then disappeared from the room.’
  • 75) ‘She was picked for a second audition and then recalled and told she had the part.’
  • 76) ‘Just remember where you posted this and then ask yourself the question again.’
  • 77) ‘He was suspended on a slightly reduced salary for six months, and then he was demoted.’
  • 78) ‘He gave me a kiss on the cheek, then stood up and helped me up to stand beside him.’
  • 79) ‘Work is mad at the moment, and then there are exams to think about as well.’
  • 80) ‘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.’
  • 81) ‘And then I have a spring show to think about, too.’
  • 82) ‘There are grievances, and then there are special grievances.’
  • 83) ‘If breaking the laws of physics is necessary to get the plot of the movie to work, then okay.’
  • 84) ‘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.’
  • 85) ‘If this is easy to recognise for what it is then okay, but if not its effect could be diminished.’
  • 86) ‘Okay then - but is there at least a critique of capitalism that has a potential for replacing it?’
  • 87) ‘If you really don't want to stay here, then okay, I'll call Dave and have him pick you up.’
  • 88) ‘If you have trained, you are in good condition and you acclimatise, then you should be okay.’
  • 89) ‘We need to get into the top three at some stage and even if it is towards the end of the season then that is okay.’
  • 90) ‘Therefore, if a person is caught with more, then he or she has to prove that it is not for supply.’
  • 91) ‘If not, then the child will probably need a statement and therefore requires an assessment.’
  • 92) ‘If we do not increase their wages and salaries, then they will pack their bags and go.’
  • 93) ‘If you don't want to reveal your salary or your expensive habits then now is the time to reconsider.’
  • 94) ‘If you find that your salary barely pays off what you owe, then it's time to take some action.’
  • 95) ‘Furthermore, if they replaced the letter in the envelope then we would not know they had done so.’
  • 96) ‘As long as I have the same equipment as the car beside me come race weekend then I am pretty happy.’
  • 97) ‘My friends, if a week is a long time in politics, then a year sometimes seems like a lifetime.’
  • 98) ‘If we do not find a way of resolving the sins of the past then we are doomed to repeat them.’
  • 99) ‘If you thought the use of leeches in medicine was a thing of the past then think again.’
  • 100) ‘If the brand has used direct marketing in the past, then an updated database should be available.’
  • 101) ‘Is it any wonder, then, that we sometimes feel that we are living in a world on the edge of oblivion?’
  • 102) ‘So much, then, for the adaptations and additions made both by Matthew and by Luke.’
  • 103) ‘He will cling on to a remembrance of the good things he enjoyed at Celtic in the recent past, then.’
  • 104) ‘See you there then!’
  • 105) ‘He hugged me tightly and whispered, ‘So I’ll see you in a week then?’’
  • 106) ‘See you next week, then!’
  • 107) ‘Till tomorrow then!’

Examples

  • 1) No wonder a higher than average number of these marriages ended in divorce.
  • 2) His wife did not see him for more than two weeks.
  • 3) Sooner than he thinks if he continues to behave in this manner.
  • 4) This drops to less than a tenner after petrol.
  • 5) Sadly it came to her much sooner than she expected.
  • 6) Some councils have seen more head teachers leaving in the past five years than the number of schools in the area.
  • 7) If they succeed they will more than double the number of people who have trekked across the entire continent in this way.
  • 8) Unable to get rid of her by asking less than politely, he resorts to bribery.
  • 9) And you really don't get lower than reality TV shows.
  • 10) Their collected works today number fewer than forty songs.
  • 11) He rushed the net at opportune moments and breezed through in less than two hours.
  • 12) On the strength of her performance that could happen sooner than she imagined.
  • 13) Her investment paid dividends sooner than she might have guessed.
  • 14) It also found female workers are promoted less often than male colleagues.
  • 15) As things turned out this was to happen sooner than he imagined.
  • 16) The company is proud that there are no more than two steps between any member of staff and a senior manager.
  • 17) They have exposed the limited range of his forward movement and a bat that sometimes comes down less than perfectly straight.
  • 18) Rise two hours earlier than usual.
  • 19) They send the packages surface mail, so postage is less than two dollars.
  • 20) You'll be a lot more active sooner than you think.
  • 21) On the field and in full view, he captains more imaginatively and interestingly than his opposite number.
  • 22) Provided you have more sequential cards than the number of missing higher cards, you have guaranteed extra tricks.
  • 23) The show has been attacked in the past for being more suited to radio than TV.
  • 24) The same age group spends more time online than watching TV.
  • 25) The jolly duo are back and this series shows they are more than just TV chefs.
  • 26) We might be a few years away from more people experiencing things on the internet than on TV.
  • 27) What they lack in numbers they more than make up for in noise and intimidation - and will sell out home and away next term.
  • 28) That's less than five minutes of the owner's time.
  • 29) Verdict Works better as a music speaker than a TV one.
  • 30) “Well, ” said Tom, with cold scorn, “if your feelings are so much better than mine, let me see you show them in some other way than by conduct that’s likely to disgrace us all, —than by ridiculous flights first into one extreme and then into another.
  • 31) He had urged the government in his last letters before leaving France to send it not later than a fortnight after he himself had sailed: “The convoy will cross much more safely now under the guard of two warships, ” he had written to Montbarey, “than it will in a month with an escort of thirty, when the English are ready.
  • 32) OR, _adv. _ before, as _Or this_, before this time; rather than, _Or than_, before then.
  • 33) IV. iv.441 (351,7) [Not hold thee of our blood, no, not our kin, Far than Deucalion off] I think for _far than_ we should read _far as_.
  • 34) The banking powers are more despotic than monarchy, more insolent than autocracy, more selfish than bureaucracy.
  • 35) Evil also is the teaching that repentance is higher than purity: "joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenth, _more than_ over ninety and nine just persons which need no repentance" (Luke xv.
  • 36) No, its not a mafia-endorsed wine Hey, better the head on the label than in the bed!
  • 37) While the Iranian regime is often called crazy, it has done much less to merit the term than did a regime such as Mao's China.
  • 38) ‘Our council tax is much higher than in larger towns if you compare the size of house.’
  • 39) ‘The third was believed to be younger than the first two and was wearing dark clothing.’
  • 40) ‘There is no easier way to change the look of a home than to put on a fresh coat of paint.’
  • 41) ‘In later years, the death rate of his patients was far higher than it should have been.’
  • 42) ‘He likes getting in on the act too and has appeared in more productions than he cares to count.’
  • 43) ‘It turned out to be better in looks than taste and in any case was described as carrot cake on the bill.’
  • 44) ‘On one occasion a female passenger leaned on him for more than just a friendly chat.’
  • 45) ‘At six weeks premature, Sam was much larger than many of the other babies in the unit.’
  • 46) ‘Which means we sold more copies in the second week of release than we did in the first.’
  • 47) ‘If you have a second child, you get more than twice the benefit for a single child, and so on.’
  • 48) ‘The sexy star also claimed she is happier now than at any point in the last decade.’
  • 49) ‘He was reviewing books at the rate of more than one a day and writing criticism of a very high order.’
  • 50) ‘Two walkers came the other way, one said it was better here than London in a heatwave.’
  • 51) ‘This is a great venue and we hope to register even more participants than last year.’
  • 52) ‘Always remember that it is far easier to withhold a service or benefit than to take it away.’
  • 53) ‘This is intended to build new properties in the Park for rent at less than the market rate.’
  • 54) ‘In the first quarter of this year, more of these homes were sold than any other type.’
  • 55) ‘It is tempting to believe the world has gone bad, that everything is worse than it was.’
  • 56) ‘He said it would be a nonsense for the roof of the main property to be lower than the extension roof.’
  • 57) ‘However much we decide to be careful, we always end up spending more than we mean to.’
  • 58) ‘They just seem to do what they are told rather than have their own personal opinion.’
  • 59) ‘In other words, religion is seen more as part of the solution than part of the problem.’
  • 60) ‘Mr Miliband would say no more than that the final decision would be left to the council.’
  • 61) ‘There is no point to cheerleaders other than to be eye candy for the fans and television audience.’
  • 62) ‘Site owners with a primary language other than English need efficient English copy writers and editors.’
  • 63) ‘He used to get friends to ask girls out for him rather than make the approach himself.’
  • 64) ‘Now its good we can come here for an afternoon rather than be stuck indoors or in the garden.’
  • 65) ‘He was the first man to treat her as an intelligent person, rather than a sex symbol.’
  • 66) ‘Rather than being told to cut out alcohol, a man might be urged to modify his drinking.’
  • 67) ‘She says we have to learn to use anger in a positive way, rather than letting it control us.’
  • 68) ‘Watkins said he felt the outcome would be revealed in a matter of days rather than weeks.’
  • 69) ‘Rather than a game of skill and technique, golf is turning into a mere test of power.’
  • 70) ‘I try to think where we are going to be in three years' time rather than where we are now.’
  • 71) ‘There are rules if you want to find the car of your dreams rather than of your nightmares.’
  • 72) ‘I found it profoundly useful to be able to do this on screen rather than in real life.’
  • 73) ‘Far better to get a job in a hotel and learn from experience rather than from some textbook.’
  • 74) ‘We would rather be able to hear than be deaf; we would rather be able to see than be blind.’
  • 75) ‘This time, he signed for just three years and opted to rent a property rather than buy.’
  • 76) ‘It is a joy to be able to delight in somebody else's good fortune rather than be envious of it.’
  • 77) ‘What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?’
  • 78) ‘But no sooner had Bryansford raced into that lead, than the champions got back into their familiar routine.’
  • 79) ‘No sooner was he seated than Lily sidled closer to him.’
  • 80) ‘Hardly had I driven the car down the road than it attracted waves and nods of affirmation from pedestrians and drivers alike.’
  • 81) ‘In Siena, Gissing worked on the Dickens study, and no sooner had he finished it, than he headed south to Naples.’
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