Part of speech: adverb

Upon or because of this.

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Usage examples "hereupon":

  1. Hereupon the Hottentot related the following brief story. - "The Settler and the Savage", R.M. Ballantyne.
  2. Tortoise hereupon stepped forward, and offered his services for the capture of Jackal. - "South-African Folk-Tales", James A. Honey.
  3. Hereupon I reminded my companion, that an Englishman did not like to receive even favors on compulsion; that when he meets a stranger in his own country, and is master of his own actions, no man understands better what true hospitality is, as I hoped one day to show him, at Householder Hall; as to his first remark, he ought to remember that an Englishman considered America as no more than the country, and that it would be ill- mannered to press an acquaintance made there. - "The Monikins", J. Fenimore Cooper.