[ UK /ˈɑːftɐ/ ]
[ US /ˈæftɝ/ ]
ADVERB
  1. happening at a time subsequent to a reference time
    it didn't happen until afterward
    he apologized subsequently
    he's going to the store but he'll be back here later
    two hours after that
  2. behind or in the rear
    and Jill came tumbling after
ADJECTIVE
  1. located farther aft
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How To Use after In A Sentence

  • The Staff of Volans has a limited supply of magic energy. Roll a dice after each spell is cast.
  • She was all cold and bedraggled after falling into the river.
  • Shah went forth with her for a distance of three parasangs; after which he bade farewell to her and the Wazir and those with him, and returned to his home in gladness and safety. The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night
  • According to police and prosecutors, the two got into a fight after she told him he should be committed to a mental hospital.
  • Davis looked up and gave a signal of approval, and after a quick bow, the pair of messengers was gone.
  • It might as well be closed, because in many American hospitals you're simply shooed from the windowsill after you've been nursed back to health (usually in 72 hours or less), and you're expected to "fly" on your own. Mark Lachs, M.D.: Care Transitions: The Hazards of Going In and Coming Out of the Hospital
  • Chartists at once organized resistance to what they called the usurpation and, after a long civil war, were successful. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss
  • Everyone needed time to take stock after the most prestigious solo race had turned into a demolition derby. Times, Sunday Times
  • The striker was criticised by fans after voicing concerns about the club 's financial plight. The Sun
  • Thereafter thought, weighing the truth or falseness of the notion, determines what is true: and this explains the Greek word for thought, dianoia, which is derived from dianoein, meaning to think and discriminate. NPNF2-09. Hilary of Poitiers, John of Damascus
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