a period, as in the morning, when the aftereffects of excessive self-indulgence during the previous evening are felt, especially the aftereffects of excessive drinking of alcoholic beverages.
a moment or period of realization in which the consequences of an earlier ill-advised action are recognized or brought home to one.
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How to use morning after in a sentence
Imagine the rightful morning-after furor if a racial slight had been broadcast in primetime.
Many experts now say the FDA labels for Plan B and similar morning-after pills are not current with the most recent research.
Morning-after pills, though, are only one part of the debate.
Even if morning-after pills prevented implantation, they would still work as intended: as safe contraception, not abortion pills.
Abortion pills should be available in pharmacies like the morning-after pill.Vessel's Dr. Rebecca Gomperts on Providing Abortions to Women in International Waters | Marlow Stern | March 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
She was suffering that morning-after sullenness which follows unusual indulgences in virtue as well as other excesses.What Will People Say? | Rupert Hughes
The ache is as near like the morning-after headache as can be.With the Battle Fleet | Franklin Matthews
A large and varied experience as a servant to young gentlemen had inured him to morning-after repentances.The Blower of Bubbles | Arthur Beverley Baxter
To Keegan there was something inexplicable about Basine's morning-after pose.Gargoyles | Ben Hecht