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at a later or subsequent time; subsequently.
Contemporary Examples

The two sides were “extremely close” to a deal, Kerry said afterward, and have agreed to meet again in Geneva later this month.
Despite Kerry’s Push for Delay, Senators Say They Want Iran Sanctions Josh Rogin November 12, 2013

At the ceremony and afterward I got to thinking about the Underground Railroad.
Tracy Chevalier’s Novel on Ohio’s Underground Railroad Jane Ciabattari January 16, 2013

Calabro recalled that he afterward went to his own house and took a precaution that Gioeli had advised.
Meet the Mafia’s First Blogger, Tommy Gioeli Michael Daly March 29, 2012

“Insult to injury,” her attorney, Steven Turano, said afterward, insisting that his client is innocent.
A Sax Player, Then a Suspect After Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Final Act Michael Daly February 6, 2014

But you came up to me afterward and were very gracious and kind.
I Pushed the Lance Armstrong Lie: An Open Letter to Greg LeMond Mark McKinnon July 30, 2014

Historical Examples

I imagine they wrote a letter to the London Times about it afterward.
Europe Revised Irvin S. Cobb

Tom, that was my physician and friend, told me all about it afterward with tears in his eyes.
The heart of happy hollow Paul Laurence Dunbar

As was afterward apparent, the countess had arranged her schedule with considerable care.
On Secret Service William Nelson Taft

And afterward he had probably forgotten all about it, and had fallen off into sleep.
The Continental Monthly, Vol. 6, No. 6, December 1864 Various

The two lovers started, and laughed, and afterward paid little heed to her outgoing.
Chivalry James Branch Cabell


Old English æftanweard, from æftan “after” (see aft) + -weard suffix indicating direction (see -ward); nautical use as aftward, then expanded by influence of after; variant afterwards shows adverbial genitive.


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