immediately following dinner:
an after-dinner speech.
Or at least, there was a magician to provide the after-dinner entertainment.
A Magical Merger? Kim Masters February 3, 2010
A school classroom suddenly seems like an after-dinner speech.
Redford Takes on Rahm in the Furious Blur of ‘Chicagoland’ Tim Teeman March 5, 2014
Last night’s after-dinner discussion confirmed the depressing reality of recent years.
My Dinner With Ahmadinejad Stephen Kinzer September 22, 2010
Outside, to the left of the revolving doors, is where he would smoke his after-dinner cigarette.
Michael Hastings’ Hunger for Life Jack Gray June 13, 2014
Jennie Yabroff on the new frontier in after-dinner indulgence.
High-Concept Desserts from Star Chefs Jennie Yabroff January 14, 2011
Fancy yourself sitting down to an after-dinner chat in the fifteen-foot sitting room, adjoining the dining room of equal size.
Bancroft’s Tourist’s Guide Yosemite A.L. Bancroft
Madigan’s pipe fell to the floor; he had been filling it for his after-dinner smoke.
The Madigans Miriam Michelson
Could the strychnine have been administered in Mrs. Inglethorp’s after-dinner coffee which was taken to her by her husband?
The Mysterious Affair at Styles Agatha Christie
Over everything brooded the after-dinner peace of Christmas afternoon.
K Mary Roberts Rinehart
He felt as when a clever actress in a pathetic part wrought upon him in the after-dinner mood.
In the Year of Jubilee George Gissing
1730, from after + dinner.
a delayed ; an that follows at some interval the stimulus that produces it. Medicine/Medical. a result appearing the first due to an agent, usually a drug, has gone. noun any result occurring some time after its cause (med) any delayed response to a stimulus or agent Compare side effect (psychol) any illusory sensation caused […]
- After 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 […]
the frequently seen in the sky sunset; afterlight. a second or secondary , as in heated metal before it ceases to become incandescent. the pleasant remembrance of a past experience, glory, etc.: She basked in the afterglow of her stage triumph. (def 3). Contemporary Examples In the afterglow of the Arab Spring, Randall Lane polls […]
a , as of crops or timber, one harvesting, cutting, etc.; second crop. Historical Examples The aftergrowth with the different crops varied considerably. Inorganic Plant Poisons and Stimulants Winifred E. Brenchley The most important advantage of the process is the elimination of the aftergrowth problem. Chlorination of Water Joseph Race Thus happiness hath root In […]