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Definitions of after

  1. behind or in the rear; " and Jill came tumbling after"
  2. 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"
  3. located farther aft
  4. following in time
  5. Next; later in time; subsequent; succeeding; as, an after period of life.
  6. Hinder; nearer the rear.
  7. Behind in place; as, men in line one after another.
  8. Below in rank; next to in order.
  9. Later in time; subsequent; as, after supper, after three days. It often precedes a clause. Formerly that was interposed between it and the clause.
  10. Subsequent to and in consequence of; as, after what you have said, I shall be careful.
  11. Subsequent to and notwithstanding; as, after all our advice, you took that course.
  12. Moving toward from behind; following, in search of; in pursuit of.
  13. Denoting the aim or object; concerning; in relation to; as, to look after workmen; to inquire after a friend; to thirst after righteousness.
  14. In imitation of; in conformity with; after the manner of; as, to make a thing after a model; a picture after Rubens; the boy takes after his father.
  15. According to; in accordance with; in conformity with the nature of; as, he acted after his kind.
  16. According to the direction and influence of; in proportion to; befitting.
  17. Subsequently in time or place; behind; afterward; as, he follows after.
  18. To ward the stern of the ship; - applied to any object in the rear part of a vessel; as the after cabin, after hatchway.
  19. Next; later; behind in place; as, the after part of a ship.
  20. In succession to; later than; in imitation of; according to; in pursuit of.
  21. Later than.
  22. Behind in place: later in time: more toward the stern of a vessel.
  23. Behind, in place: later, in time: following, in search of: in imitation of: in proportion to: concerning.
  24. Subsequently: afterward.
  25. Later in time; behind.
  26. Later; hinder; toward the stern.
  27. Farther aft.
  28. At a later time.
  29. In the rear; behind.
  30. In succession to; subsequently to; because of; not with standing.
  31. Behind, back of, or below in rank; inferior to; in pursuit of; in search of.
  32. In relation to; about; for; in imitation of; in obedience to; according to.
  33. For the sake of; by the name of.
  34. Later in time; succeeding; further aft.
  35. Posterior; later.
  36. Behind in place; later in time; in pursuit or search of; in imitation of; according to; next to; concerning.
  37. Later in time- as, it is an after thought.
  38. Behind; later- as, he went home after dinner.
  39. When- as, you will come to me after he has seen you.
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Quotes of after

  1. After the Shuttle checks out on its two upcoming flights, it will be ready to take larger components up to the International Space Station later this fall. – Marc Garneau
  2. We were surprised that the television series had the kind of longevity that it had after only four years of filming it and the reception in 6 countries around the world was quite extraordinary. – Paul M. Glaser
  3. I don't believe in life after death. But I do believe in some grinding destiny that watches over us on earth. If I didn't, the safety valve would give and the boiler would explode. – Hedy Lamarr
  4. But when I first got cancer, after the initial shock and the fear and paranoia and crying and all that goes with cancer- that word means to most people ultimate death- I decided to see what I could do to take that negative and use it in a positive way. – Herbie Mann
  5. Jazz is all about improvisation and it's about the moment in time, doing it this way now, and you'll never do it this way twice. I've studied the masters. Why would I want to play ball after the guys who sit on a bench? I want to play like Michael Jordan. – Brian McKnight
  6. After all, tomorrow is another day. – Margaret Mitchell
  7. We of the sinking middle class may sink without further struggles into the working class where we belong, and probably when we get there it will not be so dreadful as we feared, for, after all, we have nothing to lose. – George Orwell
  8. After September 11th, nations from across the globe offered their generous assistance to the people of New York. And whenever our friends around the world need our assistance, New York is there. – George E. Pataki
  9. I love what I'm doing most of the time, but it's hard work. People only see your albums in the charts. They see us at award shows and after -show parties. They don't know about your doubts, the hard work that goes in. – Gavin Rossdale
  10. I don't care to analyze acting. On the other hand there is a fascination because distributors are putting out British films. You get films here with great performances you'll never see again. Why compare. We should go after the businessmen. – Tim Roth
  11. In and after 1964 when I began to concern myself with the biological issues, and particularly from 1967 onwards, the extent of the problems over which I felt uneasy increased to such a point that in 1968 I felt a compelling urge to make my views public. – Andrei Sakharov
  12. Oh I am trying to remember, we would read the script after we did the show. – David Selby
  13. Well, they didn't lack for topics after Hiroshima. Why should 9/11 slow them down? I know it got a lot of press, but it's just a few large buildings and aircraft, it's not like D -Day and the Seige of Berlin. – Bruce Sterling
  14. After Bound, we were offered a lot of lesbian thrillers. – Andy Wachowski
  15. One of the most surreal moments in this election was after the third debate, when I heard a talking head say, Al Gore won on substance, on the issues. But you have to give the victory to Bush because he seems presidential. – Bradley Whitford

Usage examples for after

  1. To look after you! – More Tish by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  2. " I must go after her. – Thelma by Marie Corelli
  3. After all,- what is she? – Hyperion by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  4. But why don't you go up after him? – The Brass Bowl by Louis Joseph Vance
  5. The name I give him will be that of the man you are really after – The Return of Tharn by Howard Carleton Browne
  6. After it, I shall have nothing to hope. – Jane Talbot by Charles Brockden Brown
  7. Where did I go after – Beyond by John Galsworthy
  8. After he had been to see you. – Three Comedies by Björnstjerne M. Björnson Commentator: R. Farquharson Sharp
  9. Haven't you enough to look after – Growth of the Soil by Knut Hamsun
  10. You will look after her well, will you not? – Superseded by May Sinclair
  11. You'll work all the better after – Major Barbara by George Bernard Shaw
  12. I don't like that after all. – The King's Mirror by Anthony Hope
  13. If it should be them after all! – On the Banks of the Amazon by W.H.G. Kingston
  14. She told me after you had gone out. – An Alabaster Box by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman and Florence Morse Kingsley
  15. After that it will be yours. – The Red Cockade by Stanley J. Weyman
  16. Look after her, Gyda. – The Gold of Chickaree by Susan Warner
  17. So you didn't do much for the Pymeuts after all? – The Magnetic North by Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)
  18. After they had told him of their adventures, he continued: " This rain is bad. – Tom of the Raiders by Austin Bishop
  19. After all, it was the only thing to do. – Afterwards by Kathlyn Rhodes
  20. Yes, they were after all only men. – Gargoyles by Ben Hecht

Rhymes for after

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