a remaining the substance causing it is no longer in the mouth.
the remaining sensation following an unpleasant experience, incident, etc.:
the aftertaste of a bad marriage.
He had known nightmares before; none of them had left this aftertaste.
Voodoo Planet Andre Norton
Thus she comforted herself before the aftertaste of Miss von Schwertfeger’s late visits was dispelled by new dreams of happiness.
The Song of Songs Hermann Sudermann
The aftertaste of Selma had been bitter, but the small, sharp flurry at the Godwin house left them no longer feeling so bitter.
Ride Proud, Rebel! Andre Alice Norton
Not for her home in the Vicolo: this everlasting love-making with its aftertaste of stale sugar had turned her sick of Padua.
Little Novels of Italy Maurice Henry Hewlett
a taste that lingers on after eating or drinking
a lingering impression or sensation
aftertaste af·ter·taste (āf’tər-tāst’)
A taste persisting in the mouth after the substance that caused it is no longer present.
remaining after applicable taxes have been deducted: a sharp decrease in her aftertax income.
- After the fact
something that actually exists; reality; truth: Your fears have no basis in fact. something known to exist or to have happened: Space travel is now a fact. a truth known by actual experience or observation; something known to be true: Scientists gather facts about plant growth. something said to be true or supposed to have […]
a later or ; reconsideration. reflection an act; an appropriate explanation, answer, expedient, or the like, conceived of too late for the occasion. something added, as a part or feature, that was not included in the original plan or design: The vestry was added to the church as an afterthought. Contemporary Examples Upward mobility and […]
future . Historical Examples Then—in the aftertime—our educational efforts will not be wasted and misdirected, as they are almost wholly to-day. The Eugenic Marriage, Volume I. (of IV.) W. Grant Hague, M.D. Fraternal initiations and their equivalents in the aftertime. The Thirteenth James J. Walsh Here also, in aftertime, the final interview between Florence and […]