Definition of 'after'
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Some of his compositions are named after birds and insects. Smithsonian Mag (2017)If you call or text after this time you will not be entered but will still be charged. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They married in 2012 shortly after the birth of their second son. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She beat the disease last year, months after a miscarriage. The Sun (2017)He came back incredibly fit, but he has just had one annoying injury after another. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He has weaknesses but he's very diligent in going after them. Times, Sunday Times (2017)My whole life went into meltdown for a few weeks after I netted the winning goal. The Sun (2017)I didn't look back after that. The Sun (2016)The guys are back together after their first year at college. The Sun (2009)He was given an official caution by cops after he admitted sending the snaps. The Sun (2009)He died shortly after arrival at hospital. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It had been hoped that after years of decline marriage was on the up again. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It was built around five years ago and we moved in soon after it was completed. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They inhabit such mutually exclusive worlds that seeing them one after the other is a jolt. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The polls emerged after five weeks of voting. Times, Sunday Times (2014)That was so hard to take after another amazing game. The Sun (2012)You are ready to aim high and go after the career and the home life you want. The Sun (2013)After a further few days it will all get much better. M. E. Post-Viral Fatigue Syndrome - How To Live With It (1989)May have found it hard coming back after long layoff. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Digby came racing past soon after they had stopped. BomberBut this season has been one calamity after another. The Sun (2016)The fund was wound down last week after months of poor performance. Times, Sunday Times (2012)If you call or text after this time you will not be entered but will still be charged. Times, Sunday Times (2015)She took up the sport two years ago after an accident that left her paralysed from the chest down. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They are named after the Kentish town rather than the eponymous snack. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It's very sobering to come home to after a day in the office. The Sun (2015)The plumber's move coincidentally comes shortly after he released a new book. Christianity Today (2000)The short stretch of coastline is made up of one special, stunning bay after another. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But after further outraged contact from the mothers, it decided to withdraw the bed from sale. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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