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aftertime

[af-ter-tahym, ahf-] /ˈæf tərˌtaɪm, ˈɑf-/
noun
1.
future time.
Origin of aftertime
1590-1600
First recorded in 1590-1600; after + time
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  • Fraternal initiations and their equivalents in the aftertime.

    The Thirteenth James J. Walsh
  • The soul of the great epic, like the chief, Conquers in aftertime on fields unknown.

    The Lay of the Cid R. Selden Rose
  • It was his refuge in that aftertime, in which a subsiding grief often leaves a deeper sense of isolation.

  • It was not easy to decide that doubt at the moment—and it proved to be equally difficult to throw any light on it at an aftertime.

    The New Magdalen Wilkie Collins
  • Then—in the aftertime—our educational efforts will not be wasted and misdirected, as they are almost wholly to-day.

  • Here also, in aftertime, the final interview between Florence and Edith took place.

    Rambles in Dickens' Land Robert Allbut

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