Definition of 'afterwards'
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Shortly afterwards a dog walker found him hanged at a remote farm. The Sun (2016)We saw him a number of times afterwards and he appeared normal. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Police entered the house shortly afterwards and found the bodies. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Soon afterwards he was spotted by a neighbour naked in his garden. The Sun (2016)Not long afterwards the British government confirmed that he was. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The retailer appointed PwC as its remuneration adviser some time afterwards. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I think about it for days afterwards. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We have right now and not much time afterwards. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They also promised to disrupt the general election soon afterwards. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It stays with you for a long time afterwards although sadly it finishes today. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It was agonising and it was still hurting days afterwards. The Sun (2014)The pair had met a few times afterwards but it soon fizzled out. The Sun (2015) Shortly afterwards he died of cardiac arrest. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)The relationship went the same way soon afterwards. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It may sound crazy but for days afterwards my skin did glow. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Some players would have a very difficult time afterwards to get a good attitude. The Sun (2016)He was bundled out of the door shortly afterwards. Times, Sunday Times (2015)And he was declared dead in hospital soon afterwards. The Sun (2011)For about three days afterwards he had to go to school with an ink moustache. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Cops gave him first aid but he died shortly afterwards. The Sun (2008)And in the days afterwards he turned to alcohol. The Sun (2013)Remember to give your body time to adjust afterwards. Drug-Free Pain Relief (1987)He was unconscious for two days afterwards and underwent three operations to repair facial fractures and nerve damage. Times, Sunday Times (2011) Shortly afterwards the boyfriend was jettisoned. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Not long afterwards it had jumped to 15.4%. Say Goodbye to Debt (1994)Not long afterwards the couple went out for drinks, which ended in a conversation at home about their feelings. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Not long afterwards I also had purple highlights added. The Sun (2012) Soon afterwards Wellington appeared with his general staff, all very good copies of the originals. Consuming Passions: Leisure and Pleasure in Victorian Britain (2006) Soon afterwards a posse surrounded his small house at night, shouting that they had come to kill him and were preparing to burn it down. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'afterwards'
British English: afterwards /ˈɑːftəwədz/ ADVERB
If something is done or happens afterwards, it is done or happens later than a particular event or time that has already been described.
Shortly afterwards, the police arrived.
- American English: afterwards
- Arabic: بَعْد ذَلِكَ
- Brazilian Portuguese: posteriormente
- Chinese: 然后
- Croatian: poslije
- Czech: potom
- Danish: derefter
- Dutch: naderhand
- European Spanish: después
- Finnish: jälkeenpäin
- French: après
- German: nachher
- Greek: κατόπιν
- Italian: successivamente
- Japanese: 後で
- Korean: 나중에
- Norwegian: etterpå
- Polish: potem
- European Portuguese: posteriormente
- Romanian: apoi
- Russian: впоследствии
- Spanish: después
- Swedish: efteråt
- Thai: หลังจากนั้น
- Turkish: sonra
- Ukrainian: згодом
- Vietnamese: sau đó
Definition of afterwards from the Collins English Dictionary
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