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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishafterwardsaf‧ter‧wards /ˈɑːftəwədz $ ˈæftərwərdz/ ●●● S2 W3 adverb (also afterward)  AFTERafter an event or time that has already been mentioned Charles arrived shortly afterwards.days/weeks etc afterwards The experience haunted me for years afterwards. She died not long afterwards. Afterwards, I was asked to write a book.see thesaurus at after
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afterwardsHis wife fell ill in June and died soon afterwards.The operation was rather painful, but I felt a lot better afterwards.But it was all too late, and Wakeling quit soon afterwards.I remember the blood on the grass when I came out afterwards.In contrast, Ellis showed great form until the dismissal which he said afterwards amazed him.A couple of years afterwards I bumped into her in a supermarket.For a while my wife and I were helpless with laughter, but trying to clean up afterwards taught us a lesson!Other members of their families were upstairs dancing, and afterwards they all walked home in a group.Immediately afterwards they had a grand Field Day.not long afterwardsHe had girl friends from the age of twelve and was rumoured to drink beer not long afterwards.The barrage of public anger was intense, Mr Whitney returned to the backbenches not long afterwards.Sure enough, not long afterwards she heard the first faint sounds of pursuit.And the day, not long afterwards, when she'd first heard some one call her father crazy.
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