afterglow

[ UK /ˈɑːftəɡlˌə‍ʊ/ ]
[ US /ˈæftɝˌɡɫoʊ/ ]
NOUN
  1. the pleasure of remembering some pleasant event
    he basked in the afterglow of his victory
  2. a glow sometimes seen in the sky after sunset
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How To Use afterglow In A Sentence

  • The sky was blossoming into stars above the afterglow; out to the east the moon was rising, and the sea beneath it was a thing of radiance and silver and glamour; and a little harbour boat that went sailing across it was transmuted into an elfin shallop from the coast of fairyland. Chronicles of Avonlea
  • But while the whole team are still basking in the afterglow of their win, this is only the start of David's journey.
  • More interestingly though, I find my orgasms last longer than my partners...and not just the actual climax but the "afterglow" can go on for 20 - 25 minutes. Total random stuff, including timing male orgasms
  • The Average Afterglow Of All Specimens Shall Not Exceed 15 seconds.
  • They had paused by a gap in the hedge, and were looking out towards the hazy afterglow of sunset. A WORM OF DOUBT
  • Such an event is thought by some scientists to be the cause of one type of gamma-ray burst, but the only radio emission seen so far from these has been from the long-lived "afterglow" that follows the original burst. Information, Culture, Policy, Education: Intergalactic energy bust remains mysterious
  • All about me there was the afterglow of an other-worldly experience.
  • In her room, basked in the afterglow of the sunset, Ryann began to toss numerous articles of clothing into a cloth bag, eyes flickering from the window to what she was packing.
  • The grin is the afterglow of what Fonda describes as the most fulfilling job in his professional life, playing Ulee Jackson.
  • The members of the party are enjoying appropriately the afterglow of a tremendous victory.
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