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afterlife

[af-ter-lahyf, ahf-]
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noun
  1. Also called future life. life after death.
  2. the later part of a person's life: the remarkably productive afterlife of Thomas Jefferson.

Origin of afterlife

First recorded in 1585–95; after + life
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Examples from the Web for afterlife

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  • My afterlife was ultimately formed by the shock I had then received.

  • And by that means I will learn where to search for him—how to trace his afterlife.

    The Cryptogram

    William Murray Graydon

  • Often in afterlife Pierre recalled this period of blissful insanity.

    War and Peace

    Leo Tolstoy

  • It was one of those rash friendships that so often prove an incubus in afterlife.

    A Doll's House

    Henrik Ibsen

  • Why did the thought of death, the afterlife, seem so sweet and consoling?

    Sons and Lovers

    David Herbert Lawrence


British Dictionary definitions for afterlife

afterlife

noun
  1. life after death or at a later time in a person's lifetime
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for afterlife

n.

1590s, "a future life" (especially after resurrection), from after + life.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper