something that results or follows from an event, especially one of a disastrous or unfortunate nature; consequence: the aftermath of war; the aftermath of the flood.
a new growth of grass following one or more mowings, which may be grazed, mowed, or plowed under.
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How to use aftermath in a sentence
“Both Boeing and the FAA gambled with the public’s safety in the aftermath of the Lion Air crash, resulting in the death of 157 more individuals on Ethiopian Airlines flight 302, less than five months later,” the report said.Boeing crashes were the “horrific culmination” of multiple mistakes, House report says | kdunn6 | September 16, 2020 | Fortune
Consider today’s Sunday Magazine an early handbook for a messy aftermath, as we introduce you to The Deciders.
The PKKP will continue to work with Rio on the aftermath of the blasts and advocate “for wide-ranging changes to ensure a tragedy like this never happens again,” the corporation said in a statement, declining to comment on the executive changes.The CEO of mining giant Rio Tinto is forced out following the destruction of an ancient archeological site | Bernhard Warner | September 11, 2020 | Fortune
The rate of retail bankruptcies today rivals the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis.Why the Democratic Party must make a clean break with Wall Street | matthewheimer | September 8, 2020 | Fortune
In the aftermath, Memorial’s parent company sold Memorial and two other hospitals, including what is now known as West Bank, to Ochsner, which began a period of expansion in which it would become the largest hospital network in the state.
Opponents of Muslims and immigrants across the continent are claiming vindication in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo attack.
According to the young man, both were dealing with the aftermath.
In 2010 Cuba provided the largest contingent of medical staff during the aftermath of the huge earthquake that shook Haiti.
In the immediate aftermath of the oil spill, apoplectic Southerners cast their disdain towards the North.
In the aftermath of the American Revolution, George Washington was keen to rebuild his personal finances.
In the aftermath of the cannon's roar came whoops of delight from nearly a hundred small boys in the blockhouse.Shaman | Robert Shea
The aftermath of the war is a spiritual cataclysm such as civilized mankind has never before known.Introduction to the Science of Sociology | Robert E. Park
In Europe, the startling upheavals of the previous year were followed by an Abortive Spanish rising aftermath no less startling.A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year | Edwin Emerson
The broad aftermath is without flowers; the flowers are gone to the uplands and the untilled wastes.The Hills and the Vale | Richard Jefferies
aftermath, aft′ėr-math, n. a second mowing of grass in the same season.
British Dictionary definitions for aftermath
signs or results of an event or occurrence considered collectively, esp of a catastrophe or disaster: the aftermath of war
agriculture a second mowing or crop of grass from land that has already yielded one crop earlier in the same year
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