from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb Henceforth.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • From this time forward; henceforth.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb From this time forward; from now into the indefinite future; henceforth.

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  • adverb from now on; from this time on

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb from this time forth; from now on


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  • To say that a lyric (using the word henceforward in its particular sense) is generally short is but to say that poetic tension can only be sustained for a short time.

    The Lyric An Essay

  • Only allow me to make one observation: you use too many stops, and you work the word henceforward too hard.

    Bohemians of the Latin Quarter

  • By the way, I may as well call him by his name henceforward, Fritz Müller.

    The Grey Woman and other Tales

  • Had they consulted him, though but newly initiated as a prophet, his counsel might have stood them in more stead than the presence of the ark did; but perhaps the princes of Israel despised his youth, and would not have recourse to him as an oracle, and he did not as yet interpose in public affairs; nor do we find any mention of his name henceforward till some years after (ch.vii. 3), only his word came to all Israel, that is, people from all parts that were piously disposed had recourse to him as a prophet and consulted him.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume II (Joshua to Esther)

  • But a tradition we have henceforward which is all our own and wholly single in its kind.

    Uppingham by the Sea a Narrative of the Year at Borth

  • The chancellor – or as he shall be known henceforward and until such time as we are allowed to swear profusely in all parts of the Guardian, the Gidiot – got to live the Tory dream and took an axe this week to public spending and the welfare state.

    This week: George Osborne, Katrin Radmacher and Wayne Rooney

  • Unless Richard Dawkins and his associates can show conclusively that these are not the originals (either by providing originals in their possession that differ, or by demonstrating that these programs in some way fail to perform as required), we shall regard the contest as closed, offer Oxfordensis his/her prize, and henceforward treat the programs below as the originals.

    The Weasel Thread

  • The discharge of Fireworks had a greater effect than I was prepared to expect; I was delighted; and henceforward shall have a greater reverence for gunpowder (when thus used) than I have hitherto had.

    Letter 86

  • This call should be considered a standing call from henceforward.

    Artisans, Craftsmen and Musicians of the New Liturgical Movement: A Call for Submissions

  • One of the most notable recent examples of this is David Cameron's appointment in the past year of 117 "lords", who henceforward, unelected, will have the right to determine matters of state for the rest of us.

    Letters: A royal April fool that's gone too far


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