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 (ăf′tər-wərd) also af·ter·wards (-wərdz)
At a later time; subsequently.


(ˈæf tər wərd, ˈɑf-)

also af′ter•wards,

at a later time; subsequently.
[before 1000; Old English æfterweard]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.afterward - happening at a time subsequent to a reference timeafterward - 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"




[ˈɑːftəwəd] afterwards [ˈɑːftəwədz] (esp Brit) ADVdespués, más tarde
afterward we all helped with the washing updespués or luego or más tarde todos ayudamos a fregar los platos
I realized afterward that he was rightdespués or luego me di cuenta de que él tenía razón
immediately afterwardinmediatamente después, acto seguido
long afterwardmucho tiempo después
shortly or soon afterwardpoco después, al poco rato
I didn't remember until afterwardno lo recordé hasta después or hasta más tarde
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There was a good deal of laughing and kissing and explaining, in the simple, loving fashion which makes these home festivals so pleasant at the time, so sweet to remember long afterward, and then all fell to work.
Going to Sandusky, on Lake Erie, he began an orgy of dissipation, the story of which afterward filled his home town with awe.
Baggert, the housekeeper, told Tom afterward that the two had a quarrel in the kitchen as to who should squeeze the lemons, the giant insisting that he had the better right to "punch" them.
Months afterward Jim Burden arrived at my apartment one stormy winter afternoon, with a bulging legal portfolio sheltered under his fur overcoat.
It does no good; you have to stop fanning some time, and feel all the more uncomfortable afterward.
But even in that enviable situation, he was affable, and distinguished as much for his attention to the forms of courtesy, as for that chivalrous courage which, only two short years afterward, induced him to throw away his life on the plains of Abraham.
And Isaacs & Sons were delighted at the great man's pleasantry, and afterward repeated it many times, calling upon each other to bear witness, and Spear felt as though some one had given him a new backbone, and Andrews, who was guiding Thorndike out of the building, was thinking to himself what a great confidence man had been lost when Thorndike became a banker.
He struck her, inevitably, as gallant and splendid, but what took her most of all and gave her the courage she afterward showed was that he put the whole thing to her as a kind of favor, an obligation he should gratefully incur.
I heard afterward that it was young George Gordon, the squire's only son, a fine, tall young man, and the pride of his family.
A few minutes afterward I tied myself to young Peter, ran down after the others, and caught them just as they were commencing the descent of the difficult part.
Injun Joe repeated his statement, just as calmly, a few minutes afterward on the inquest, under oath; and the boys, seeing that the lightnings were still withheld, were confirmed in their belief that Joe had sold himself to the devil.
She ate a great deal and afterward fell asleep herself, and Mary sat and stared at her and watched her fine bonnet slip on one side until she herself fell asleep once more in the corner of the carriage, lulled by the splashing of the rain against the windows.