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How to use afterglow in a sentence
That happened in 1965 for Big Bang cosmology, when weak microwaves were discovered which pervaded all of space and had no plausible interpretation other than as an afterglow of a hot, dense “beginning.”Lessons for a Young Scientist - Issue 112: Inspiration | Martin Rees | January 12, 2022 | Nautilus
You can run your ass off and savor the adrenaline-soaked afterglow until long into the night.
Even in the afterglow of arguably his biggest win as Georgetown’s head coach, Patrick Ewing couldn’t completely enjoy the moment.Patrick Ewing on treatment at MSG: ‘Everybody in this building should know who the hell I am’ | Des Bieler | March 12, 2021 | Washington Post
I’ve generally believed that the real “value” of races comes from their afterglow, from the opportunity to one day get to bore your grandchildren with a detailed account of ripping down Boylston in your glorious youth.Will Major Marathons Actually Come Back This Fall? | Martin Fritz Huber | February 4, 2021 | Outside Online
She awakes not in an afterglow of ecstasy and expensive hair products, but in a pool of Alex’s blood and no recollection of anything that happened the night before.
But he sorted that out, and for the rest of his long life, basked in the afterglow of the Kennedy White House.The Man with the President’s Ear, Arthur Schlesinger Jr. and JFK | Ted Widmer | October 27, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Popped-cherry experiences were ranked in terms of "anxiety," "negativity," "connection," and even "afterglow."6 New Ways to Be Happy (If You Believe the Studies) | Rachel Krantz | February 6, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
If Anger Management is about the afterglow, Louie is about self-loathing.Charlie Sheen’s ‘Anger Management’ & Louis C.K.’s ‘Louie’: Comedy Clash | Jace Lacob | June 27, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
The speech brought the audience to its feet, but Romney enjoyed only a dim afterglow.8 Highlights From the New Biography ‘The Real Romney’ | | January 21, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
In the twilight afterglow, talk of a new march on Wall Street swept the crowd.
The sun had gone down, and the afterglow had faded red on the surrounding cliffs, then merged into the pearly grey of twilight.The Luck of Gerard Ridgeley | Bertram Mitford
In the long afterglow of the July sunset they enamelled the barren heights with a rich, yellowish green.Flamsted quarries | Mary E. Waller
She wanted to see the full glory of the afterglow upon her profile, upon her neck, and bosom.The History of Sir Richard Calmady | Lucas Malet
It was the softest of spring nights with a faint afterglow in the sky and a rising moon when they set out.The Four Corners Abroad | Amy Ella Blanchard
Bare-headed, slender, with his air of eternal youth, he was silhouetted against the rose red of the afterglow.The Gay Cockade | Temple Bailey
British Dictionary definitions for afterglow
the glow left after a light has disappeared, such as that sometimes seen after sunset
the glow of an incandescent metal after the source of heat has been removed
physics luminescence persisting on the screen of a cathode-ray tube or in a gas-discharge tube after the power supply has been disconnected
a trace, impression, etc, of past emotion, brilliance, etc
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