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Definitions for Afterward
ˈæf tər wərd, ˈɑf-After·ward

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. subsequently, later, afterwards, afterward, after, later onadverb

    happening at a time subsequent to a reference time

    "he apologized subsequently"; "he's going to the store but he'll be back here later"; "it didn't happen until afterward"; "two hours after that"


  1. afterwardadverb

    subsequently to some other action

Webster Dictionary

  1. Afterwardadverb

    at a later or succeeding time

    Etymology: [AS. fteweard, a., behind. See Aft, and -ward (suffix). The final s in afterwards is adverbial, orig. a genitive ending.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Afterward

    aft′ėr-ward, Afterwards, aft′ėr-wardz, adv. in after-time: later: subsequently. [A.S. æftenweard.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. afterward

    A space of time in which something happens after something else has happened, as, life, death; love, disillusion; riches, gout; wine, headache; unselfishness, regret.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Afterward in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Afterward in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Afterward in a Sentence

  1. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.:

    Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion... I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.

  2. Donald Trump:

    I think what the president is doing is expressing frustration that Attorney General Sessions should have shared these reasons for recusal before Attorney General Sessions took the job, not afterward. If I were the president and I picked someone to be the country’s chief law enforcement officers and they told me later, ‘ oh by the way I ’m not going to be able to participate on the most important case in the office, ’ I would be frustrated too.

  3. Clare Levison:

    I like to have that piece of paper never generated to begin with, that way you don't have to worry about taking care of it afterward.

  4. George R.R. Martin:

    Opening your eyes is all that is needing. The heart lies and the head plays tricks with us, but the eyes see true. Look with your eyes. Hear with your ears. Taste with your mouth. Smell with your nose. Feel with your skin. Then comes the thinking, afterward, and in that way knowing the truth.

  5. Hatice Cengiz:

    The statements President Donald Trump made in the first days around President Donald Trump invite and the statements President Donald Trump made afterward opposed each other. They were simply statements to gain public sympathy.

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  • তার পরে, এরপরে, এর পরে, তারপরে, তারপর, এর পর, তার পরBengali
  • consecuentemente, en seguidaSpanish
  • ensuite, ultérieurement, après, après coupFrench
  • dopo, poi, in seguito, successivamenteItalian
  • posteaLatin
  • muriMāori
  • em seguidaPortuguese
  • về sau, sau đó, sau nàyVietnamese

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    take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom
    • A. abase
    • B. cleave
    • C. abduct
    • D. loom

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