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af ter shok

  • n  a tremor (or one of a series of tremors) occurring after the main shock of an earthquake

  • There's an expectation that the Big Bang should have produced a rippling effect, almost like an aftershock, where we could see subtle variations in gravity that have carried on .
  • In what they said and did, men were still, as in the aftershock of a great wound, bemused and only semi-articulate, whether they were soldiers or scientists, or great statesmen, or .
  • Was it a one-man earthquake or an electoral aftershock? Having lost the popular vote and pulled the closest of victories from the rubble of Florida, Bush built his high-rise .
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  • Wyclef Jean in
    We must think ahead for the aftershock, the people will need food, medicine, shelter, etc.,Jean said on his Web site.
  • Alistair Darling in International Herald Tribune
    Our priority must be to support those countries most at risk from the aftershock of the global financial crisis, starting with those on our own doorstep in Europe,Darling wrote in the Guardian newspaper published Tuesday.
  • Kate Hutton in Southwest Riverside News Network
    This earthquake, probably, although it's pretty close in time after the April earthquake, it's probably not an aftershock because it's located in a different location,Hutton said. "But it probably is what we would call a triggered...

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