THEN in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of THEN
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
then
 n.  that time; that moment
 ad.  in that case or as a consequence
Classic Sentence: (202 in 14 pages)
1  And she felt as if she went red and then pale.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
2  It was true that she had turned red and then pale.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
3  Sometimes it stopped for a moment or so and then began again.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
4  There were a few moments of silence and then Mary spoke.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
5  And then he turned round and stared at me.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
6  Mary was silent for a minute and then she said something bold.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
7  Alice waited till the eyes appeared, and then nodded.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland By Lewis Carroll
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII. The Queen's Croquet-Ground
8  One knows it then for a moment or so.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
9  It was then Mistress Mary had her inspiration.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
10  He thought it over and then answered her slowly.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
11  But the talk soon began to drag, and then died.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
12  Tom struggled awhile and then retired, utterly defeated.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
13  For a moment Basil looked angry, and then he began to tease.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
14  Well, then, the old thing commenced again.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER I.
15  She got mad then, but I didn't mean no harm.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER I.
Example Sentence: (202 in 14 pages)
16  If competition is the best way to achieve it, then, fine.
17  First put the flour in the bowl, and then beat the eggs in.
18  Beat the butter and sugar; then blend in the egg.
19  He had a bath and then went to bed.
20  We went through school and college together, but then our paths diverged.
21  He climbed to the top of the tree and then became afraid to get down.
22  We will then send you an invoice for the total course fees.
23  He couldn't then afford the money to go on the trip.
24  Let's have a rest and then we'll try again.
25  I saw him step forward momentarily but then hang back, nervously massaging his hands.
26  We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.
27  When we know how much is profit, then we can apportion the money among/between us.
28  This is the standard model, then there's the deluxe version which costs more.
29  When war begins, then hell openeth.
30  When war begins then hell opens.