The time to come; the future.


poetic literary the time to come; the future


(ˈæf tərˌtaɪm, ˈɑf-)

future time.
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Toward morning, while the old man sat exhausted and asleep in his chair where he had been sitting before his books as one who watches by his beloved dead and prints the features on his memory for a solace in the aftertime of empty desolation, his daughter sprang into the room and gently woke him, saying--
And they sped to the tribe of the haughty Cephallenians, the people of patient-souled Odysseus whom in aftertime Calypso the queenly nymph detained for Poseidon.
It was not easy to decide that doubt at the moment--and it proved to be equally difficult to throw any light on it at an aftertime.
Yet it was witnessed in the floods of aftertime, that at the coming on of eventide, Ogg the son of Beorl was always seen with his boat upon the wide-spreading waters, and the Blessed Virgin sat in the prow, shedding a light around as of the moon in its brightness, so that the rowers in the gathering darkness took heart and pulled anew.
It would be easy to aftertime and suggest Giroud would have converted chances that fell to Mathieu Flamini, but is was a surprise Wenger stuck with Theo Walcott instead.
So might some old man speak in the aftertime To all the people, winning reverence.
In the aftertime, I hold Maudie like my father held me.
Both your dog and you can develop arelationship with a carer and many peo-ple ask for the same carers time aftertime.
To reject it or ignore it or fritter it away will bring upon us all the long reproaches of the aftertime.
The Actor's Centre will present a rehearsed reading of Time AfterTime, or Shakespeare's Dream at Birmingham Library Theatre on Saturday.
In the early 1830s, when Tennyson wrote the "Morte d'Arthur," the cultural and religious consensus that Bedivere hopes his king's sword will produce seemed only possible in some mythical aftertime.