Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adverb

Conjunctively, upon which or whom; after which.

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Usage examples "whereupon":

  1. Whereupon his new employer informed the secret service men that he had gone up to Green Fancy that morning in response to an appeal from Peter Ames, who had applied to him for a position a day or two before. - "Green Fancy", George Barr McCutcheon.
  2. Whereupon having taken the White parts only of the Flowers, and rubb'd them somewhat hard with my Finger upon a piece of clean Paper, it appear'd very little Discolour'd. - "Experiments and Considerations Touching Colours (1664)", Robert Boyle.
  3. " You are right," says the Professor turning to me, whereupon Milburd rises quietly, and gets to the door. - "Happy-Thought Hall", F. C. Burnand.