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After Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    after adj : located farther aft [syn: after(a)] adv
  1. happening at a time subsequent to a reference time; "he apologized subsequently"; "he's going to the store but he'll be back here later"; "it didn't happen until afterward"; "two hours after that" [syn: subsequently, later, afterwards, afterward, later on]
  2. behind or in the rear; "and Jill came tumbling after"
After Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    After \Aft"er\, prep.
  1. Behind in place; as, men in line one after another. ``Shut doors after you.'' --Shak.
  2. Below in rank; next to in order. --Shak. Codrus after Ph?bus sings the best. --Dryden.
  3. Later in time; subsequent; as, after supper, after three days. It often precedes a clause. Formerly that was interposed between it and the clause. After I am risen again, I will go before you into Galilee. --Matt. xxvi. 32.
  4. Subsequent to and in consequence of; as, after what you have said, I shall be careful.
  5. Subsequent to and notwithstanding; as, after all our advice, you took that course.
  6. Moving toward from behind; following, in search of; in pursuit of. Ye shall not go after other gods. --Deut. vi. 14. After whom is the king of Israel come out? --1 Sam. xxiv. 14.
  7. Denoting the aim or object; concerning; in relation to; as, to look after workmen; to inquire after a friend; to thirst after righteousness.
  8. In imitation of; in conformity with; after the manner of; as, to make a thing after a model; a picture after Rubens; the boy takes after his father. To name or call after, to name like and reference to. Our eldest son was named George after his uncle. --Goldsmith.
  9. According to; in accordance with; in conformity with the nature of; as, he acted after his kind. He shall not judge after the sight of his eyes. --Isa. xi. 3. They that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh. --Rom. viii. 5.
  10. According to the direction and influence of; in proportion to; befitting. [Archaic] He takes greatness of kingdoms according to bulk and currency, and not after their intrinsic value. --Bacon. After all, when everything has been considered; upon the whole. After (with the same noun preceding and following), as, wave after wave, day after day, several or many (waves, etc.) successively. One after another, successively. 220 dictd 1.11.2/rf on FreeBSD 8.1-STABLE <>
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* If you let a bully come in your front yard, he'll be on your porch the next day and the day after that he'll rape your wife in your own bed. (On appeasement) - Lyndon B. Johnson

* Popular Christianity has for its emblem a gibbet, for its chief sensation a sanginary execution after torture, for its central mystery is an insane vengeance bought off by a trumpery expiation. But there is a nobler and profounder Christianity which affirms the sacred mystery of equality and forbids the glaring futility and folly of vengeance. - George Bernard Shaw

* The best effect of fine persons is felt after we have left their presence. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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