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subsequent +‎ -ly



subsequently (not comparable)

  1. Following, afterwards in either time or place.
  2. Accordingly, therefore (implying a logical connection or deduction).

Usage notesEdit

  • Although subsequently may imply a cause and effect relationship, it may also be used when no cause is implied.


  • 1832John Richardson, Wacousta, volume II, chapter 7
    It will be recollected that the ill-fated Halloway...distinctly stated the voice of the individual who had approached his have been that of a female, and that the language in which they subsequently conversed was that of the Ottawa Indians.
  • 1905, Baroness Emmuska Orczy, chapter 1, in The Tremarn Case[1]:
    “There the cause of death was soon ascertained ; the victim of this daring outrage had been stabbed to death from ear to ear with a long, sharp instrument, in shape like an antique stiletto, which […] was subsequently found under the cushions of the hansom. […]”

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