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afterwards (adv.)

c. 1300, from afterward (q.v.) + adverbial genitive -s.

updated on November 26, 2016

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Definitions of afterwards from WordNet

afterwards (adv.)
happening at a time subsequent to a reference time;
Synonyms: subsequently / later / afterward / after / later on
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