What does the word thenceforth mean?

Usage examples for thenceforth

  1. Thenceforth I was to be a solitary man. – The Worlds Greatest Books Vol. II: Fiction by Arthur Mee, J. A. Hammerton, Eds.
  2. As to secondary States, they might thenceforth be considered as fiefs of the French Government; and as they could not resist, Bonaparte easily accustomed them to bend to his yoke. – Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, v7 by Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne
  3. He had to fight down an impulse to catch her close, to cry out that thenceforth he would assume her burden. – The House of Toys by Henry Russell Miller