Definition of 'but then'
Example sentences containing 'but then'
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But then he got used to it. Times, Sunday Times (2016)At first we just smiled but then we got talking one day. The Sun (2016)But then we come to the defence. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She was fine at first but then she asked me to leave. The Sun (2017)It paid dividends in the first half but then it was backs to the wall for most of the second half. The Sun (2016)We arrange a meeting but then something always comes up or he can't make it. The Sun (2017)But then he comes up with an idea of his own which Babe does not take in good humour. The Sun (2016)You didn't handle finishing with me very well but then maybe you knew my reaction would be unstable and tempestuous. The Sun (2017)He was chilling out a bit until January but then he's back into writing again. The Sun (2016)The demographics would seem to suggest that this will happen, but then I used to think the same thing about religion. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They were originally going to use a helicopter but then decided to use a boat instead. The Sun (2011)But then you just learn to go with the flow. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He seemed fine but then suddenly he dropped quickly. Times, Sunday Times (2011)She took it well at first but then became nasty. The Sun (2010)Things improve for a week or two but then go back. The Sun (2009)He could be the archetypal team man but then find that in effect his life took over. Times, Sunday Times (2009) But then neither does it deserve to be accused of being a criminal racket. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But then why not just say that? Times, Sunday Times (2010)He called two friends to say that he was fine but then slipped. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Missed an early sitter but then did well. The Sun (2009)But then you look back and feel horribly embarrassed. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But then manning it will cost money. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But then he could just be making it all up. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But then one went back stood over him and took a picture. The Sun (2008)But then you come to school. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The book contents itself with rain, but then proceeds to use the weather as a portent. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He says he's fine with that but then sends me romantic text messages. The Sun (2013)He had managed the first few stops very well, but then a crowd of students had got on and the bus had rapidly filled up. Banish Anxiety - how to stop worrying and take charge of your life (1991)
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