aftertime

See also: after-time

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From after- +‎ time

NounEdit

aftertime (plural aftertimes)

  1. (dated) The future. A later time.
    • 1878, Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens), A Tramp Abroad[1]:
      Toward morning, while the old man sat exhausted and asleep in his chair where he had been sitting before his books as one who watches by his beloved dead and prints the features on his memory for a solace in the aftertime of empty desolation, his daughter sprang into the room and gently woke him, saying-- "My presentiment was true!

Usage notesEdit

  • Often used as in the aftertime.
Last modified on 26 September 2013, at 02:16