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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"


  1. after all(Adverb)

    Anyway, in any case;

  2. after all(Adverb)

    In the end, however;


  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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  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. FBI agent on why it was difficult to negotiate with David Koresh:

    After all, he thought he was God.

  2. Katherine Hepburn:

    Life is hard. After all, it kills you.

  3. William Phillips:

    Boredom, after all, is a form of criticism.

  4. Sarah Orne Jewett:

    Tact is, after all, a kind of mind reading.

  5. George Moore:

    After all there is but one race -- humanity.

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