afterglow afterglow  /ˈæf tərɡ ˌloʊ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a glow sometimes seen in the sky after sunset
  2. (n) the pleasure of remembering some pleasant event

Usage(s):

  1. Their best pas de deux tell full romantic tales: challenge, hesitation, soaring consummation, wistful afterglow.
  2. It was the presentation -- all those baroque, biting videos -- that gave them their eerie afterglow.
  3. For one thing, they began trying to probe this cosmic afterglow for subtle variations in intensity.

News

  1. Mike Trueblood: Chicago fan, but not into Blackhawks

    I almost wish I knew enough about hockey it to like it and follow it. Then as a fan of Chicago pro sports teams, I’d be basking in that joy that erupted Tuesday night when the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup. The afterglow that persisted into Tuesday will no doubt linger most of this week. But even though I’m a die-hard Bears fans, like the Bulls a lot, am currently tolerating the rebuilding Cubs ...
    on June 26, 2013     Source: The Galesburg Register-Mail

  2. Blackhawks Aren't Vegas Favorites to Repeat in 2014

    In the afterglow of a Stanley Cup championship, the Chicago Blackhawks are surprisingly not the favorites to hoist the trophy again next season in Vegas. Photo Credit: Getty Images
    on June 25, 2013     Source: NBC Chicago

  3. Dwyane Wade Admits He Had Knee Drained Before Game 7 of NBA Finals

    Basking in the afterglow of a second straight NBA title, Dwyane Wade has finally come clean about the knee problems that turned him into a shell of himself for much of the Miami Heat 's championship run. And it turns out he was seriously hurting. According to the Associated Press (via ESPN ), Wade had his left knee drained before Game 7 and required eight hours of therapy in order to play in the ...
    on June 23, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

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Quotes

  1. "I guess in the afterglow of the success of 'Spring Awakening,' I had this sense of confidence that maybe something that I'm writing could actually make it," said Sheik, 39, with a laugh during a phone interview with LiveDaily from Oregon.
    on Mar 10, 2009 By: Duncan Sheik Source: LiveDaily.com

  2. We measure the energy in the universe by measuring cosmic microwave radiation - which Krauss calls the "afterglow of the Big Bang".
    on Sep 26, 2008 By: Lawrence Krauss Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  3. "I wasn't sure we'd see this again in my lifetime," Bayh said. "I've seen three different polls, and (Obama) is ahead by one, two and five (percentage points). Initially, I wondered if this was the afterglow of the primary. But it's been long...
    on Jul 5, 2008 By: Evan Bayh Source: Indianapolis Star

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