and then


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Adv.1.and then - 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"
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And then you might get married to some decent man, and there'd be plenty ready to have you, if you'd only leave off that preaching, as is ten times worse than anything your Aunt Judith ever did.
'direction'; and then nothing can stir you--you look like the statty o' the outside o' Treddles'on church, a-starin' and a- smilin' whether it's fair weather or foul.
But presently came a sound of shots and then German soldiers running.
A dozen yards they ran, and then the swordsman slashed again, and Bert could hear across the waters a little sound like the moo of an elfin cow as the fat little man fell forward.
It fell to earth, I know not where.' And then he has found it.
And then I say to myself, 'I will go back to my uncle, and plead with him.
The sickness in the out-villages spread, the Bazar was put out of bounds, and then came the news that the Tail Twisters must go into camp.
"It'll take the best, and then, please God, it'll stop." The Sergeants were silent till one said: "It couldn't be him!" and all knew of whom Travis was thinking.
With that advantage, Sophronia flattered her and rallied her more successfully, and then the insinuating Alfred flattered her and rallied her, and promised that at any moment when she might require that service at his hands, he would take young Fledgeby out and trample on him.
Coffee being presently served up stairs, he kept a watch on Fledgeby until Miss Podsnap's cup was empty, and then directed him with his finger (as if that young gentleman were a slow Retriever) to go and fetch it.
So she shut her eyes quite close, till Tom told her to "say which," and then she said, "Left hand."
James and Tippet laughed, and then a hideous growl broke from a dense thicket ahead and diverted their attention to other matters.