Origin of afterward
Examples from the Web for afterwards
"Kate sought me out and gave me a hug just before she left," said Mrs Smith afterwards to a reporter at the Daily Mail.Tearful Kate Weeps After Meeting Mother Whose Baby Died|Tom Sykes|November 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Afterwards, the bodies were taken to the morgue to positively identify them.
But neither was it terrifying, one first-timer told me afterwards.Sex, Blood, and Screaming: Blackout’s Dark Frights|Tim Teeman|October 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Afterwards, Steele followed the man and offered to help him go home or do whatever he needed to do.The ‘Hunted’ Gays of Putin’s Russia: Vicious Vigilantes and State Bigotry Close Up|Tim Teeman|October 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Afterwards, they are finished, and more agave must be planted.
Two days afterwards, on the 9th of September, I arrived with the commissary at Milan.My Ten Years' Imprisonment|Silvio Pellico
His body was afterwards burned, and the ashes conveyed to Quito.
Goldsmith had afterwards a quarrel with Dr. Percy on the same subject.Haunted London|Walter Thornbury
And, as Psyche was, they were always sorry for it afterwards.Love and Lucy|Maurice Henry Hewlett
In this same year appeared the first gushes of those poems which afterwards flowed in torrents.Great Astronomers|R. S. Ball
Word Origin for afterwards
c.1300, from afterward (q.v.) + adverbial genitive -s; originally a Northern form.
Old English æftanweard, from æftan "after" (see aft) + -weard suffix indicating direction (see -ward); nautical use as aftward, then expanded by influence of after; variant afterwards shows adverbial genitive.