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hereafter

[ heer-af-ter, -ahf- ]
/ hɪərˈæf tər, -ˈɑf- /
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adverb
after this in time or order; at some future time; farther along.
in the time to follow; from now on: Hereafter I will not accept their calls.
in the life or world to come.
noun
a life or existence after death; the future beyond mortal existence.
time to come; the future.
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Origin of hereafter

before 900; Middle English; Old English hēræfter.See here, after
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How to use hereafter in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for hereafter

hereafter
/ (ˌhɪərˈɑːftə) /

adverb
formal in a subsequent part of this document, matter, case, etc
a less common word for henceforth
at some time in the future
in a future life after death
noun the hereafter
life after death
the future
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