afterward afterward  /ˈæf tər wərd/


  • (adv) happening at a time subsequent to a reference time


  1. Then the Berlin Wall fell, and shortly afterward, Merkel joined the Christian Democratic Union of East Germany.
  2. Soon afterward, he told his wife that he felt faint.
  3. They turned out for her, stayed afterward, lined up for autographs.


  1. Swisher gets breather to work through shoulder issue

    In the fifth inning of Saturday's 7-6 loss, Swisher aggravated his shoulder while batting against Jordan Zimmermann. Tribe manager Terry Francona said afterward that Swisher would be able to play on Sunday, but he wound up giving him the day off anyway.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Cleveland Indians

  2. Hanley feeling good but still limited

    Hanley Ramirez returned to the Dodgers lineup Friday night, and he said he didn't feel any pain afterward. But still, with an injury as delicate as a hamstring strain, he has some limitations.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Major League Baseball

  3. Jonathan Broxton injury: Reds pitcher placed on DL; Pedro Villarreal recalled

    Broxton is suffering from a flexor mass strain in his right elbow. The pitcher has been dealing with a soreness in his elbow recently, but was called in to pitch in extra innings during Thursday night's game against the Cubs . He had the elbow examined in Cincinnati afterward, however, where it was evidently deemed bad enough to warrant a DL stint.
    on June 15, 2013     Source:


  1. "That was not a good day, for me or for the team," Donovan said. "What I remember most personally is my tentativeness and the immediate feeling afterward of the finality of it and how disappointing that was."
    on Jun 25, 2010 By: Landon Donovan Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. "It's so overwhelming," Leben said. "I laid in bed last night and cried because I want to win so bad. My coaches and trainers put so much into it. The emotion afterward is mind-boggling."
    on Jul 3, 2010 By: Chris Leben Source: The Associated Press

  3. "Unless, of course, it's a pretty big place, and maybe it was happening," Phoenix added with a laugh. "But it was not my experience. My experience afterward was I had a lot of dudes come up and say, 'We really respect you for doing it,...
    on Feb 4, 2009 By: Joaquin Phoenix Source: ABC News

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