afterwards


afterwards
afterward, afterwards
Afterward is restricted to North America

• (Afterward, he had a long and satisfying career with the city Welfare Department —New Yorker, 1987

• Afterward they were enormously and finally sick of each other —Alice Munro, 1987

(Canada), whereas afterwards is the customary form in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa, and is an optional by-form in North America.

Modern English usage. 2014.

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  • Afterwards — Aft er*wards, Afterward Aft er*ward, adv. [AS. [ae]fteweard, a., behind. See {Aft}, and { ward} (suffix). The final s in afterwards is adverbial, orig. a genitive ending.] At a later or succeeding time. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • afterwards — index hereafter (henceforth), thereafter Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • afterwards — (adv.) c.1300, from AFTERWARD (Cf. afterward) (q.v.) + adverbial genitive s; originally a Northern form …   Etymology dictionary

  • afterwards — (US also afterward) ► ADVERB ▪ at a later or future time …   English terms dictionary

  • Afterwards — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel Ein Engel im Winter Originaltitel Afterwards Et après …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • afterwards — af|ter|wards W3S2 [ˈa:ftəwədz US ˈæftərwərdz] adv also afterward after an event or time that has already been mentioned ▪ Charles arrived shortly afterwards . days/weeks etc afterwards ▪ The experience haunted me for years afterward . ▪ She died… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • afterwards — [[t]ɑ͟ːftə(r)wə(r)dz, æ̱f [/t]] ♦♦♦ ADV: ADV with cl (The form afterward is also used, mainly in American English.) If you do something or if something happens afterwards, you do it or it happens after a particular event or time that has already… …   English dictionary

  • afterwards — adv. shortly afterwards * * * [ ɑːftəwəd(z)] shortly afterwards …   Combinatory dictionary

  • afterwards — adverb also afterward AmE after an event or time that has already been mentioned: The ceremony lasts half an hour and afterward there s a meal. | 2 days/3 weeks etc afterwards: My parents met during the war but didn t marry till five years… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • afterwards */*/*/ — UK [ˈɑːftə(r)wə(r)dz] / US [ˈæftərwərdz] adverb after something else that you have already mentioned Let s go and see a film and afterwards we could go for a meal. I didn t see her again until a few days afterwards …   English dictionary

  • afterwards*/*/ — [ˈɑːftəwədz] adv after something else that you have already mentioned Let s go and see a film and afterwards we could go for a meal.[/ex] I didn t see her again until a few days afterwards.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English


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