I was just wondering if there is some sweet and apt word for the phrase "any time after this moment".

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    Do you really mean any and all times after this present moment? Including, say, some particular minute that will arrive in 1.5 billion years time? Your "any time after this moment" sounds suspiciously like the commonplace "any time now", which of course means "very soon". Whatever - I'm voting to close as General Reference (after upvoting the blindingly obvious "future"). Commented Jul 19, 2012 at 20:22
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    i'll answer this "later"
    – wim
    Commented Jul 20, 2012 at 2:41
  • Could you use the phrase in the sentence to clarify which context you are intending to use it?
    – Noah
    Commented Jul 20, 2012 at 18:33

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Henceforth is a single word meaning "any time after this moment". Exactly which word to use can depend on context, though.

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    A common business phrase is "going forward".
    – MetaEd
    Commented Jul 19, 2012 at 20:17
  • @MetaEd and Australian politicians, although "moving forward" was(?) common.
    – Mark Hurd
    Commented Jul 20, 2012 at 4:47

I would consider using hereafter to fill your needs. It is often used in a legal sense but can equally be helpful in other contexts.


What about simple, plain future?


Are you looking for "henceforth?" Although it includes the present moment, it indicates inclusion of all moments in the future, including this one.


Later is the first word that comes to my mind.

  • "Later" excludes "soon", though, so it's not quite right. Commented Jul 20, 2012 at 0:22

Henceforth and hereafter are good. How about subsequently?

  • Subsequently is not wrong, but it is not usually spoken of from the perspective of the present. It's normally used to refer to a time after that moment, not this one. ^_^
    – Robusto
    Commented Jan 23, 2013 at 2:13

Hereon, henceforth, hereforthwith, henceforthwith, hereafter. Unless it needs to be specified because of prior events, it's actually redundant to state it. Some more: forward(ly), afterwards, post-present (I cheated) and later.


What about the adverb prospectively?


What about the term immediately?


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