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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Then  \Then\,  conj. 
  1.  Than  [Obs.]  --Spenser. 
 
  2.  In  that  case;  in  consequence;  as  a  consequence;  therefore; 
  for  this  reason. 
 
  If  all  this  be  so  then  man  has  a  natural  freedom. 
  --Locke. 
 
  Now  then,  be  all  thy  weighty  cares  away  --Dryden. 
 
  Syn:  Therefore. 
 
  Usage:  {Then},  {Therefore}.  Both  these  words  are  used  in 
  reasoning;  but  therefore  takes  the  lead,  while  then  is 
  rather  subordinate  or  incidental.  Therefore  states 
  reasons  and  draws  inferences  in  form  then,  to  a  great 
  extent,  takes  the  point  as  proved,  and  passes  on  to 
  the  general  conclusion.  ``Therefore  being  justified  by 
  faith,  we  have  peace  with  God.''  --Rom.  v.  1.  ``So 
  then  faith  cometh  by  hearing,  and  hearing  by  the  word 
  of  God.''  --Rom.  x.  17. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Then  \Then\  ([th][e^]n),  adv  [Originally  the  same  word  as  than 
  See  {Than}.] 
  1.  At  that  time  (referring  to  a  time  specified,  either  past 
  or  future). 
 
  And  the  Canaanite  was  then  in  the  land.  --Gen.  xii. 
  6. 
 
  Now  I  know  in  part  but  then  shall  I  know  even  as 
  also  I  am  known  --1  Cor.  xiii. 
  12. 
 
  2.  Soon  afterward,  or  immediately;  next  afterward. 
 
  First  be  reconciled  to  thy  brother,  and  then  come 
  and  offer  thy  gift.  --Matt.  v.  24. 
 
  3.  At  another  time;  later  again 
 
  One  while  the  master  is  not  aware  of  what  is  done 
  and  then  in  other  cases  it  may  fall  out  to  be  own 
  act  --L'Estrange. 
 
  {By  then}. 
  a  By  that  time. 
  b  By  the  time  that  [Obs.] 
 
  But  that  opinion,  I  trust,  by  then  this 
  following  argument  hath  been  well  read,  will  be 
  left  for  one  of  the  mysteries  of  an  indulgent 
  Antichrist.  --Milton. 
 
  {Now  and  then}.  See  under  {Now},  adv 
 
  {Till  then},  until  that  time;  until  the  time  mentioned. 
  --Milton. 
 
  Note:  Then  is  often  used  elliptically,  like  an  adjective,  for 
  then  existing;  as  the  then  administration. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  then 
  adj  :  at  a  specific  prior  time;  "the  then  president"  [syn:  {then(a)}] 
  n  :  that  time;  that  moment;  "we  will  arrive  before  then";  "we 
  were  friends  from  then  on" 
  adv  1:  subsequently  or  soon  afterward  (often  used  as  sentence 
  connectors);  "then  he  left";  "go  left  first  then 
  right";  "first  came  lightning,  then  thunder";  "we 
  watched  the  late  movie  and  then  went  to  bed";  "and  so 
  home  and  to  bed"  [syn:  {so},  {and  so},  {and  then}] 
  2:  in  that  case  or  as  a  consequence;  "if  he  didn't  take  it 
  then  who  did?";  "keep  it  then  if  you  want  to";  "the  case, 
  then,  is  closed";  "you've  made  up  your  mind  then?";  "then 
  you'll  be  rich" 
  3:  at  that  time;  "I  was  young  then";  "prices  were  lower  back 
  then";  "science  as  it  was  then  taught" 




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