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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

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 Military Encyclopaedia (1853)

A Technical, Biographical, and Historical Dictionary, Referring Exclusively to the Military Sciences, the Memoirs of Distinguished Soldiers, and the Narratives of Remarkable Battles by Joachim Hayward Stocqueler

Some time afterwards, Count de Saxe went to Berlin, where the king of Prussia gave him a magnificent reception, and spent several evenings in conversation with him. Once more in Paris, Marshal Saxe planned the establishment of a colony ...

Google previewENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA; Or, A DICTIONARY of Arts and Sciences, Compiled Upon a New Plan. In Wich the Different Science and Arts are Digested Into Distinct Treatises Or Systems; and The Various Technical Terms, ... are Explained as They Occur in the Order of the Alphabet. Illustrated with One Hundred and Sixty Copperplates, by a Society of Gentlemen in Scotland. IN THREE VOLUMES. Edinburgh: Printed for A. Bell and C. Macfarquhar; and Fold by Colin Macfarquhar, at this Printing-office, Nicolson Street. M.D.CC.LXXI. (1771)

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The inferior portion of the descending aorta, as it passes through the diaphragm, gives off the diaphragmaticz inferiores, or phreniczc; afterwards it sends offscveral branches, anteriorly, posleriorly, and laterally. The anterior branches are the ...

Google previewThe Student's Law-dictionary (1740)

Or, Compleat English Law-expositor

There are two Sorts of Escapes, the one -volunta ry, and the other negligent : Voluntary, is when a person arrests another for Felony or other Crime, and afterwards freely lets him go ; in which cafe the Party that permits such Escape is deemed ...

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Small 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 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 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 Neuoetting,Germany-July 17,2017: A farmer loads hayballs into a trailer to take them afterwards to the barnSmall photo of morning,It's good to raise your parents from bed and understand afterwards that you are ready to get some sleep. 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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