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afterworld

[af-ter-wurld, ahf-] /ˈæf tərˌwɜrld, ˈɑf-/
noun
1.
the future world, especially the world after death.
Origin of afterworld
1590-1600
First recorded in 1590-1600; after + world
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  • Ib, the queen of the afterworld, the goddess of deceased mortals, whose abode is down below the pillars of the world.

    The Manbos of Mindano

    John M. Garvan
  • Such imposture, Godwin argued, is as futile as the parallel use by religion of the pains and penalties of the afterworld.

British Dictionary definitions for afterworld

afterworld

/ˈɑːftəˌwɜːld/
noun
1.
a world inhabited after death
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