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af·ter·wards

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. afterwardsadverb

    At a later or succeeding time.

  2. Etymology: From æfteweard + -s#Etymology 3. Surface analysis is.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Afterwardsadverb

    alt. of Afterward

Freebase

  1. Afterwards

    Afterwards is a 2009 English-language psychological thriller film directed by Gilles Bourdos and starring Romain Duris, John Malkovich and Evangeline Lilly. Based on Guillaume Musso's novel Et après..., the story tells of a workaholic lawyer who is told by a self-proclaimed visionary that he must try to prevent his imminent death. The film was shot in New York City, Montreal and various New Mexico locations over June–July 2007, and had a French release in January 2009.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'afterwards' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2396

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'afterwards' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1476

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'afterwards' in Adverbs Frequency: #178

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of afterwards in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of afterwards in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of afterwards in a Sentence

  1. President Tayyip Erdogan:

    They (Iraq) asked us to train their soldiers and showed us this base as the venue. But as we see, afterwards, once there were problems between Russia and Turkey ... these negative developments began.

  2. Benjamin Franklin:

    Keep thy eyes wide open before marriage, and half-shut afterwards.

  3. Miep Gies:

    ‘It was the fourth of August. It was quiet in the office. We were working and I happened to look up. The door opened and a small man entered. He pointed the revolver in his hand at me and said 'Stay seated! Don't move!' Of course I was frozen with fear. He closed the door and left again. I couldn't see or hear what happened after that because I was ordered to stay at my desk. Later I heard everyone coming downstairs, very slowly. They had been able to pack in the meantime. I wasn't allowed to go to the window, I had to stay in my seat. And I did that. Afterwards, Bep and I went upstairs to the Franks’ bedroom. And there we saw Anne's diary lying on the ground. 'Let's pick it up', I said, because Bep stood there looking in a daze. I said 'Pick it up, pick it up, let's get out of here!', because we were so frightened! We went downstairs and there we were, Bep and I. 'Now what, Bep?' Then she said: 'You're the oldest. You should keep it.' That seemed right.’

  4. Michael Bloomberg:

    The bottom line is there is no excuse for the political stunt just because The President had made a commitment when The President ran for office and afterwards, the President can not get it done and deliver for The President constituency. The President should just stand up and say I tried and let's get on with the next thing.

  5. Plato:

    Misanthropy ariseth from a man trusting another without having sufficient knowledge of his character, and, thinking him to be truthful, sincere, and honourable, finds a little afterwards that he is wicked, faithless, and then he meets with another of the same character. When a man experiences this often, and more particularly from those whom he considered his most dear and best friends, at last, having frequently made a slip, he hates the whole world, and thinks that there is nothing sound at all in any of them.

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    established or prearranged unalterably
    • A. foreordained
    • B. indiscernible
    • C. ambidextrous
    • D. arbitrary

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