Definition of 'after all'
Example sentences containing 'after all'
That was what she was used to after all.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
It is after all a passing game.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
They will want something back after all those years.The Sun (2012) The Sun (2013) The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)
Surely they had run out of things to come up with after all that?Times, Sunday Times (2011) Times, Sunday Times (2012) Times, Sunday Times (2008)
The first is the impossibility of reopening court cases after all those involved have been dead for many years.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
It is just sport after all.The Sun (2010)
He is almost family, after all.The Sun (2013) Burning Bright (2007) The Sun (2011) Times, Sunday Times (2007)
These were just men, after all.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
After all, almost anything could kill you.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
This is a poker game, after all.Times, Sunday Times (2007) Pride and Prejudice (1813) Times, Sunday Times (2008) The Sun (2015)
The judge is a man, after all.The Complete Stories Volume 2 (1995) The Sun (2010) The Sun (2010) Times, Sunday Times (2006) Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Definition of after all from the Collins English Dictionary
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