[ US /ˈðɛn/ ]
[ UK /ðˈɛn/ ]
  1. at that time
    science as it was then taught
    prices were lower back then
    I was young then
  2. subsequently or soon afterward (often used as sentence connectors)
    we watched the late movie and then went to bed
    go left first, then right
    then he left
    first came lightning, then thunder
    and so home and to bed
  3. in that case or as a consequence
    then you'll be rich
    if he didn't take it, then who did?
    you've made up your mind then?
    the case, then, is closed
    keep it then if you want to
  1. at a specific prior time
    the then president
  1. that time; that moment
    we were friends from then on
    we will arrive before then
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How To Use then In A Sentence

  • Since then neither the printer nor wireless internet router appeared to be working. Times, Sunday Times
  • But then on the other hand, the whole cosmos or universe is based on this love or compassion.
  • Then there are the PIP implant problems that thousands of women have had to contend with. The Sun
  • We need first of all a fact finding mission and then we need to put together a coalition of conservators, a cultural coalition.
  • You can't have a show called Politically Incorrect and then abjectly apologize for not being PC.
  • Deirdre cast him one last look, then shut her eyes tight.
  • By then, the town had been well-fortified and withstood a siege of nine weeks before the Mexicans were forced to surrender from starvation. Cinco de Mayo: What is everybody celebrating?
  • Taiwan grabbed two gold medals, two silvers and one bronze at the Athens Olympics.
  • The seeds were then cut in half longitudinally and deposited on a sterile Whatman No.1 filter paper impregnated with 1% tetrazolium chloride.
  • In her house apron and with her hair a little ruffled she looked younger, startled and then angry. THE WHITE DOVE
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