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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Then \Then\ ([th][e^]n), adv. [Originally the same word as than. See Than.] 1. At that time (referring to a time specified, either past or future). [1913 Webster] And the Canaanite was then in the land. --Gen. xii. 6. [1913 Webster] Now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. --1 Cor. xiii. 12. [1913 Webster] 2. Soon afterward, or immediately; next; afterward. [1913 Webster] First be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift. --Matt. v. 24. [1913 Webster] 3. At another time; later; again. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] By then. (a) By that time. (b) By the time that. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Now and then. See under Now, adv. Till then, until that time; until the time mentioned. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Note: Then is often used elliptically, like an adjective, for then existing; as, the then administration. [1913 Webster]