1. At that time (referring to a time specified, either past or future).
"And the Canaanite was then in the land." -- Gen. xii. 6.
"Now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known." -- 1 Cor. xiii. 12.
2. Soon afterward, or immediately; next; afterward.
"First be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift." -- Matt. v. 24.
3. At another time; later; again.
"One while the master is not aware of what is done, and then in other cases it may fall out to be own act." -- L'Estrange.
(a) By that time. (b) By the time that. [Obs.]
"But that opinion, I trust, by then this following argument hath been well read, will be left for one of the mysteries of an indulgent Antichrist." -- Milton.
Now and then
See under Now, adv.
until that time; until the time mentioned. Milton.
Then is often used elliptically, like an adjective, for then existing; as, the then administration.