Afterlife



Also called future life. life after death.
the later part of a person’s life:
the remarkably productive afterlife of Thomas Jefferson.
Contemporary Examples

No pharaoh went off to the afterlife better equipped than he does.
Remembering William F. Buckley, a Year Later Christopher Buckley February 21, 2009

She is the author of “Heaven: Our Enduring Fascination of the afterlife ,” to be published in paperback this spring.
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They seem to have an afterlife that goes on and on for decades, which is touching.
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Reggie, for his part, finds himself in a strange sort of afterlife.
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This progression toward ever-higher stages of divine perfection extends beyond death, continuing into the afterlife.
Mormons Rock! Walter Kirn June 4, 2011

Historical Examples

It was one of those rash friendships that so often prove an incubus in afterlife.
A Doll’s House Henrik Ibsen

Often in afterlife Pierre recalled this period of blissful insanity.
War and Peace Leo Tolstoy

The last rites freed one from life for an afterlife in which the deceased still watched over the living faithful.
The Civilization of Illiteracy Mihai Nadin

Why did the thought of death, the afterlife, seem so sweet and consoling?
Sons and Lovers David Herbert Lawrence

He was placed there when about fourteen years old, and appears to have been educated to his own satisfaction in afterlife.
The Life of Daniel De Foe George Chalmers

noun
life after death or at a later time in a person’s lifetime
n.

1590s, “a future life” (especially after resurrection), from after + life.

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