Whereupon
Whereupon Where`up*on", adv. Upon which; in consequence of which; after which. [1913 Webster]

The townsmen mutinied and sent to Essex; whereupon he came thither. --Clarendon. [1913 Webster]


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  • whereupon — [hwer΄ ə pän′, wer΄ə pän′; hwer′ə pän΄, wer′ə pän΄] conj. 1. Archaic upon which [the ground whereupon he had fallen] 2. at which; upon which; as a consequence of which [she told a tale, whereupon he laughed heartily] …   English World dictionary

  • whereupon — index wherein Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • whereupon — c.1300, from WHERE (Cf. where) + UPON (Cf. upon) …   Etymology dictionary

  • whereupon — ► CONJUNCTION ▪ immediately after which …   English terms dictionary

  • whereupon — conjunction a) After which. The network went down, whereupon I made a cup of tea b) In consequence of which. <!: this is a statement whereupon the listeners may get angry. the wet cliff whereupon he stood Syn: whereat …   Wiktionary

  • whereupon — [[t](h)we͟ərəpɒ̱n[/t]] CONJ COORD You use whereupon to say that one thing happens immediately after another thing, and usually as a result of it. [FORMAL] Mr Muite refused to talk to them except in the company of his legal colleagues, whereupon… …   English dictionary

  • whereupon — where|u|pon [ˌweərəˈpɔn US ˈwerəpa:n, po:n] conj formal used when something happens immediately after something else, or as a result of something happening ▪ She refused to hand over her money, whereupon there was a fight …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • whereupon — where|up|on [ werə,pan, hwerə,pan ] conjunction LITERARY used for showing that something happens just after or because of something that has been mentioned: Addy stared at them in amazement, whereupon all three burst out laughing …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • whereupon — conjunction used when something happens immediately after something else, or as a result of something happening: Molly banned her from the dining room, whereupon Bridget burst into tears …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • whereupon — UK [ˌweərəˈpɒn] / US [ˈwerəˌpɑn] / US [ˈhwerəˌpɑn] conjunction literary used for showing that something happens just after or because of something that has been mentioned Addy stared at them in amazement, whereupon all three burst out laughing …   English dictionary

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