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Definition of the adverb afterwards

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  1. happening at a time subsequent to a reference time
    • examples: The church we went past crumbled five minutes afterwards due to a huge earthquake and more than a 100 churchgoers were buried alive. | To Bob's disappointment, several of those who had promised to help him afterwards backed out. | Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards. | Afterwards there will be hell to pay. | At first I was not sure which one I wanted, but afterwards I decided on this red one. | He will come afterwards. | When I asked afterwards it seems he hadn't said that as a joke. | Even if that's alright with you nobody else will accept it. I'll get shouted at afterwards so... | I note down absolutely everything, but they're no good to me afterwards. | I felt very light on my feet afterwards.
    • synonyms of afterwards: after / afterward / later / later on / subsequently

Alternative definition of the adverb afterwards


  1. [context: temporal location, chiefly US] At a later or succeeding time.


  1. "Afterwards" is a 2008 film directed by Gilles Bourdos.
  2. "Afterwards" is a 2009 short drama film written and directed by Sonja Marie Krajewski.
  3. "Afterwards" is a 1928 British silent drama film directed by Lawson Butt and starring Marjorie Hume, Julie Suedo and Joseph R. Tozer. It was made at Bushey Studios, and based on a novel by Kathlyn Rhodes.
    • country: United Kingdom
    • language: English Language
    • genres: Silent film, Romance Film, Drama
    • released in (87 years ago)
  4. "Afterwards" a.k.a. "Their Big Moment" is a 1934 comedy mystery film based on the play "Afterwards" by Walter C. Hackett, written by Arthur Caesar and Marion Dix and directed by James Cruze.


  1. "Afterwards" is a book by Rachel Seiffert.
    • genre: Fiction
    • subject: Literary
  2. "Afterwards" is a book written by Amy Bartlett.
    • genre: Poetry
    • award: - National Poetry Series, received by Amy Bartlett
  3. "Afterwards" is a play by Walter C. Hackett.
  4. "Afterwards" a.k.a. "Et après": Et apres is a novel by Guillaume Musso.
  5. "Afterwards" is a book by Gina Berriault.


  1. "Afterwards" is a musical album of Alexandre Desplat, soundtrack.
    • also known as Afterwards Soundtrack
    • released on (5 years ago)
  2. "Afterwards" is a musical single of Wolf Lambert.
  3. "Afterwards" is a musical single of Kim Bo Kyung.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  4. "Afterwards" is a musical single of Van der Graaf Generator.
    • released in (46 years ago)

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Google previewThe London Encyclopaedia (1829)

Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature, and Practical Mechanics, Comprising a Popular View of the Present State of Knowledge. Illustrated by Numerous Engravings, a General Atlas, and Appropriate Diagrams by Thomas Curtis

Andrews, fellow and master of Pembroke Hall, in Cambridge ; then dean of Westminster, afterwards bishop of Winchester. Dr. Overall, fellow of Trinity College, master of Katharine Hall, in Cambridge ; then dean of St. Paul's, afterwards ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of English History (1885)

by Sir Sidney Low, Frederick Sanders Pulling

(afterwards Edward II.) Edward, son of Edward III. (the Black Prince). Richard, son of the Black Prince (ufterwards Richard II.) Henry, son of ...

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Small photo of Brazilian Coroado indian playing fight signal old engraved portrait (tribe afterwards exterminated by land grabbers) . Created by Debret, published on Magasin Pittoresque, Paris, 1845Small photo of Oilnda, Recife, December 2015 -The Astronomical Observatory was built in 1860, and afterwards was abandoned and became a meteorological station until it was reopened by "Espaco Ciencia" in 2004.Small photo of BEIJING-MAY 29, 2013. Tricycle motor taxi downtown. This small taxi is similar to Thailand Tuk Tuks, Philippines Tricycles and Vietnam Cyclo, cost 20 RMB short ride (3 KM), 5 RMB per KM afterwards.Small photo of OSAKA,JAPAN-13 April,2016:Shinsekai is Osaka's "new world," a district that was developed before the war and then neglected in the decades afterwards. At the district's center stands Tsutenkaku Tower.Small photo of OSAKA,JAPAN-13 April,2016:Shinsekai is Osaka's "new world," a district that was developed before the war and then neglected in the decades afterwards. At the district's center stands Tsutenkaku Tower.Small photo of dieting gym workout with heavy weights and an apple afterwardsSmall photo of dieting gym workout with heavy weights and an apple afterwards More...

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I simply cannot understand the passion that some people have for making themselves thoroughly uncomfortable and then boasting about it afterwards. (Patricia Moyes)
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Scrabble value of A1F4T1E1R1W4A1R1D2S1

The value of this 10-letter word is 17 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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