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Princeton's WordNet

  1. after all(adverb)

    emphasizes something to be considered

    "after all, she is your boss, so invite her"; "he is, after all, our president"

  2. after all(adverb)

    in spite of expectations

    "came to the party after all"; "it didn't rain after all"

Wiktionary

  1. after all(Adverb)

    Anyway, in any case;

  2. after all(Adverb)

    In the end, however;

Freebase

  1. After All

    "After All" is a song written by David Bowie in 1970 for the album The Man Who Sold the World, released later that year in the United States and in April 1971 in the UK. One of a number of Bowie songs from the early 1970s reflecting the influence of Friedrich Nietzsche and Aleister Crowley, it has been described by biographer David Buckley as "the album's hidden gem", and by Nicholas Pegg as "one of Bowie's most underrated recordings".

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of after all in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of after all in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Read MoreBut Roberts:

    20 years after I was naturalized as a citizen, you could knock on my door and say, 'guess what, you're not an American citizen after all?'.

  2. Alexander Herzen:

    We could hardly believe that after so many ordeals, after all the trials of modern skepticism, there was still so much left in our souls to destroy.

  3. Lewis Hamilton:

    There was plenty going through my head after China, as you'd expect. But, after all these years, experience has taught me to stay calm and keep pushing forwards when I get knocked back.

  4. Donald Trump:

    We’re not where we need to be. All of us have more work to do. After all, if every economic issue is framed as a struggle between a hardworking white middle class and undeserving minorities, then workers of all shades will be left fighting for scraps while the wealthy withdraw further into their private enclaves.

  5. Alexander Solzhenitsyn:

    Do not pursue what is illusory - property and position all that is gained at the expense of your nerves decade after decade and can be confiscated in one fell night. Live with a steady superiority over life - don't be afraid of misfortune, and do not yearn after happiness it is after all, all the same the bitter doesn't last forever, and the sweet never fills the cup to overflowing.

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