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here·af·ter

 (hîr-ăf′tər)
adv.
1. Immediately following this in time, order, or place; after this.
2. In a future time or state: hope to win salvation hereafter.
n.
The afterlife: belief in a hereafter.

hereafter

(ˌhɪərˈɑːftə)
adv
1. (Law) formal in a subsequent part of this document, matter, case, etc
2. a less common word for henceforth
3. at some time in the future
4. in a future life after death
n
5. life after death
6. the future

here•af•ter

(hɪərˈæf tər, -ˈɑf-)

adv.
1. after this in time or order; in the future; from now on.
2. in the life or world to come.
n.
4. a life or existence after death; the future beyond mortal existence.
5. time to come; the future.
[before 900]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hereafter - life after deathhereafter - life after death      
lifespan, lifetime, life-time, life - the period during which something is functional (as between birth and death); "the battery had a short life"; "he lived a long and happy life"
kingdom come - the next world; "he nearly blew us to kingdom come"
immortality - perpetual life after death
2.hereafter - the time yet to comehereafter - the time yet to come      
time - the continuum of experience in which events pass from the future through the present to the past
kingdom come - the end of time; "you can wet the bed till kingdom come, for all I care"
by-and-by - an indefinite time in the future; "he'll get around to it in the sweet by-and-by"
offing - the near or foreseeable future; "there was a wedding in the offing"
tomorrow - the near future; "tomorrow's world"; "everyone hopes for a better tomorrow"
manana - an indefinite time in the future
Adv.1.hereafter - in a subsequent part of this document or statement or matter etc.; "the landlord demises unto the tenant the premises hereinafter called the demised premises"; "the terms specified hereunder"
2.hereafter - in a future life or state; "hope to win salvation hereafter"
3.hereafter - following this in time or order or place; after this; "hereafter you will no longer receive an allowance"

hereafter

adverb in future, after this, from now on, henceforth, henceforward, hence Hereafter for three years my name will not appear at all.
the hereafter afterlife, next world, life after death, future life, the beyond belief in the hereafter

hereafter

noun
Time that is yet to be:
Idiom: time to come.
Translations
بعد الآن، بعد هذا، في المُسْتَقْبَل
dále
herefter
héîan í frá
bundan böyle

hereafter

[hɪərˈɑːftəʳ]
A. ADV (frm) → a continuación; (= from now on) → de aquí en adelante, a partir de ahora
B. N the hereafterel más allá

hereafter

[ˌhɪərˈɑːftər]
adv (= from now on) → à partir de maintenant
n
the hereafter → l'au-delà m

hereafter

[ˌhɪərˈɑːftəʳ]
2. n the hereafterl'aldilà m

here

(hiə) adverb
1. (at, in or to) this place. He's here; Come here; He lives not far from here; Here they come; Here is / Here's your lost book.
2. at this time; at this point in an argument. Here she stopped speaking to wipe her eyes; Here is where I disagree with you.
3. beside one. My colleague here will deal with the matter.
interjection
1. a shout of surprise, disapproval etc. Here! what do you think you're doing?
2. a shout used to show that one is present. Shout `Here!' when I call your name.
ˌhereaˈbout(s) adverb
near this place. He lives somewhere hereabouts.
hereˈafter adverb
in legal language, after this; from now on. This concerns the will of John Smith, hereafter referred to as `the deceased'.
the hereafter noun
the next world; life after death.
ˌhereˈby adverb
in legal language, now, by means of (eg this statement). I hereby declare that I will not be responsible for any of her debts.
ˌhereˈin adverb
in legal language, in this (letter etc). Please complete the form enclosed herein.
hereˈwith adverb
with this (letter etc). I am returning your passport herewith.
here and there
in, or to, various places. Books were scattered here and there.
here goes
I'm going to do something no matter what the consequences are. I've never tried diving before, but here goes!
here's to interjection
used as a toast to the health, success etc of someone or something. Here's to the success of the new company.
here, there and everywhere
in, or to, a larger number of places; in all directions. People were running around here, there and everywhere.
here you are
here is what you want etc. Here you are. This is the book you were looking for.
neither here nor there
not important; not relevant. His opinion is neither here nor there.
References in classic literature ?
Here little, and hereafter bliss, Is best from age to age!
He would find them ready to share his trials, and in what must be the scene of their work hereafter.
I have a presentiment that, hereafter, it will be my lot to set out trees, to make fences,--perhaps, even, in due time, to build a house for another generation,--in a word, to conform myself to laws and the peaceful practice of society.
It might be difficult -- and it was so -- to conceive how he should exist hereafter, so earthly and sensuous did he seem; but surely his existence here, admitting that it was to terminate with his last breath, had been not unkindly given; with no higher moral responsibilities than the beasts of the field, but with a larger scope of enjoyment than theirs, and with all their blessed immunity from the dreariness and duskiness of age.
And, as for me, if, by any possibility, there be any as yet undiscovered prime thing in me; if I shall ever deserve any real repute in that small but high hushed world which I might not be unreasonably ambitious of; if hereafter I shall do anything that, upon the whole, a man might rather have done than to have left undone; if, at my death, my executors, or more properly my creditors, find any precious MSS.
So that when I shall hereafter detail to you all the specialities and concentrations of potency everywhere lurking in this expansive monster; when I shall show you some of his more inconsiderable braining feats; I trust you will have renounced all ignorant incredulity, and be ready to abide by this; that though the Sperm Whale stove a passage through the Isthmus of Darien, and mixed the Atlantic with the Pacific, you would not elevate one hair of your eye-brow.
Put thy trust in him and, no matter what befalls thee here, he will make all right hereafter.
To provide for her otherwise was out of Colonel Campbell's power; for though his income, by pay and appointments, was handsome, his fortune was moderate and must be all his daughter's; but, by giving her an education, he hoped to be supplying the means of respectable subsistence hereafter.
I flatter myself," replied Elinor, "that even under the disadvantage of better rooms and a broader staircase, you will hereafter find your own house as faultless as you now do this.
your station is in my heart, and on the necks of those who would insult you, now or hereafter.
Drive to the first station beyond York, northward, southward, or eastward, as may be hereafter determined.
The condition with which alone we have here to concern ourselves was one which provided that each of the two lovers, hereafter to be called the husband of the one part and the wife of the other part, solemnly bound themselves to spend one calendar month of each year out of each other's society, with full and free liberty to spend it wheresoever, with whomsoever, and howsoever they pleased; and that this condition was rigidly to be maintained, whatever immediate effort it might cost, as the parties thereto believed that so would their love the more likely maintain an enduring tenderness and an unwearied freshness.