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thence, thenceforth, thereafter

To write plainly, use then instead of the archaic thence (meaning “from that place”), thenceforth or the very formal thereafter. Other possibilities include after that, afterward, later, next and subsequently.

  • Archaic: The captain flew to Halifax and thence to Sydney.
  • Plain: The captain flew to Halifax and then to Sydney.
  • Archaic: Thenceforth, surveys were conducted every ten years.
  • Plain: After that, surveys were conducted every ten years.
  • Formal: Thereafter, she delivered the letters to the Governor General./li>
  • Plain: Later, she delivered the letters to the Governor General.