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Idioms about after

    after all, despite what has occurred or been assumed previously; nevertheless: I've discovered I can attend the meeting after all.

Origin of after

before 900; Middle English; Old English æfter; cognate with Old Frisian efter,Old Saxon, Old High German after,Gothic aftaro,Old Norse eptir; equivalent to æf- (see aft1) + -ter suffix of comparison and polarity (cognate with Greek -teros)

synonym study for after

1. See behind.
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British Dictionary definitions for after

Word Origin for after

Old English æfter; related to Old Norse aptr back, eptir after, Old High German aftar
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Other Idioms and Phrases with after

after

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