after all

Definitions

  • The Best Way After All 045
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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv after all emphasizes something to be considered "after all, she is your boss, so invite her","he is, after all, our president"
    • adv after all in spite of expectations "came to the party after all","it didn't rain after all"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The only two days of the year in which there are no professional sports games (MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL) are the day before and the day after the Major League All-Star Game
    • After all after considering everything to the contrary; nevertheless.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: All the moons of the Solar System are named after Greek and Roman mythology, except the moons of Uranus, which are named after Shakespearean characters.
    • After all when everything has been considered, nevertheless
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Quotations

  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
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    “All architecture is great architecture after sunset; perhaps architecture is really a nocturnal art, like the art of fireworks.”
  • Mary Stewart
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    “There are few men more superstitious than soldiers. They are, after all, the men who live closest to death.”
  • Katherine Anne Porter
    Katherine Anne Porter
    “I have not much interest in anyone's personal history after the tenth year, not even my own. Whatever one was going to be was all prepared before that.”
  • Thomas Carlyle
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    “What we become depends on what we read after all the professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is the collection of books.”
  • Thomas Carlyle
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    “After all manner of professors have done their best for us, the place we are to get knowledge is in books. The true university of these days is a collection of books.”
  • Samuel Johnson
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    “Books that you carry to the fire, and hold readily in your hand, are most useful after all.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. all, eal; Ger. all, Gael. uile, W. oll.

Usage

In literature:

For, after all, it was impossible; and the more you thought of it the more impossible it was.
"The Combined Maze" by May Sinclair
He had wanted to give Dick a bit of his mind for some time, and after all there is no time like the present.
"Not Like Other Girls" by Rosa N. Carey
Nothing, after all, is sadder than silence, the silence of dead civilizations and dead cities and dead souls.
"The Prairie Child" by Arthur Stringer
How lucky, she thought, that after all her years of wandering she had at last found a place in the world where she was loved and needed.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
After all, all of them were equally guilty of what had happened to Rachel.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
After all, now that it was over, she felt that she had enjoyed it.
"Phoebe, Junior" by Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
And all the time Michael was saying to himself, 'After all, I am a coward.
"Lover or Friend" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
After all, what did it matter if she knew them or not?
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
After all, she hadn't had a word from White Bear in all that time.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
After all these years and all this lying?
"Jennie Gerhardt" by Theodore Dreiser
After all, his father had not talked about Langrigg often; in fact, only once or twice, when he was ill.
"Partners of the Out-Trail" by Harold Bindloss
I daresay he will be quite presentable, after all.
"People of Position" by Stanley Portal Hyatt
After all, Excellency, some one ought to look after Marion a bit.
"The Red Hand of Ulster" by George A. Birmingham
After all, brutal as the toil had been, he at least knew what he was leaving behind, and his heart sank as he drew the door to.
"The Greater Power" by Harold Bindloss
And perhaps, after all, the future may prove brighter than it looks now for all of us.
"The Missionary" by George Griffith
After all, when it came to the point, there was an immense amount of decision in her character.
"Audrey Craven" by May Sinclair
And after all, if Price were to do all that Brotherton desires him, he could only keep us out for a year or so.
"Is He Popenjoy?" by Anthony Trollope
But after all, what was leaving all the rest of the world compared with leaving her, Helene, and practically for ever?
"Angelot" by Eleanor Price
Let them remember that after all there was no virtue in having been born a child to a Marquis.
"Marion Fay" by Anthony Trollope
For the future you will not, at all events, run after a shadow, you will be yourself again, and that is worth a good deal, after all.
"St. Peter's Umbrella" by Kálmán Mikszáth
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In poetry:

All these years after
It comes back again:
A shaggy wild pony
That stood in the rain.
"A Memory" by Douglas Gibson
After laws mighty,
Brazen, eternal,
Must all we mortals
Finish the circuit
Of our existence.
"The Godlike" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I look behind and after
And find that all is right,
In my deepest sorrows
There is a soul of light.
"Light" by Swami Vivekananda
"From following after Naaman
To tell him all is well,
Whereby my zeal hath made me
A Judge in Israel."
"Gehazi" by Rudyard Kipling
She said, "But I must use them,
And can't look after all!
Indeed I did not lose them,
I only let them fall!"
"The Girl That Lost Things" by George MacDonald
When charms enthral
There's some excuse
For measures strong;
And after all
I'm but a goose,
And may be wrong!
"One Against the World" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

Coal has been a major part of the consciousness of the industrialized world for centuries — it is, after all, King Coal.
After all, this isn't flag football .
LONDON — After all the triumph and hoopla and, yes, the self-congratulation of the 2012 London Olympic Games, the Paralympics beginning this week may seem eclipsed in advance.
Cape Wind Site Not So Sacred After All.
Still " Freakish " After all These Years.
After all, almost no self-respecting public figures call themselves socialists anymore.
Writer Lenore Skenazy explains why independent children might be the safer ones after all.
As the hose was racked and air bottles were filled I came to the realization that I might be a freelancer after all.
You are, after all, having a party to have a good time, right.
But what a lot of people don't know is that "The Frown Cat" may actually have a few reasons to be frowning after all.
"The Frown Cat" may actually have a few reasons to be frowning after all.
After all, the Cavaliers and San Antonio Spurs were both 1-1 in the previous two games entering Wednesday night so why worry.
After all, it was only one album, one small collection of songs -- many of which have been officially released over the years.
These are the Stanley Cup playoffs, after all, and a broken stick could lead to some broken hearts in San Jose if Vinny doesn't send the right replacement over the boards fast.
I'm still standing after all this time.
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In science:

After all, our starting point was the joint distribution of different eigenvalues.
Chiral Random Matrix Model for Critical Statistics
After all the equivariant Euler classes are computed, recursive formulas are obtained.
Some applications of localization to enumerative problems
Therefore an infinitesimal decease in the applied field will not cause site i to turn down unless nb = 0. A site i with nb > 0 will turn down in decreasing applied field only after all of the nb nearest neighbors have turned down.
Exact Expressions for Minor Hysteresis Loops in the Random Field Ising Model on a Bethe Lattice at Zero Temperature
The key point is that whenever the applied field is reversed, a site i may flip only after all neighbors of site i which flipped in the wake of site i (on the immediately preceding sector) have flipped back.
Exact Expressions for Minor Hysteresis Loops in the Random Field Ising Model on a Bethe Lattice at Zero Temperature
After all, our living world consists of interacting adaptive systems and recent methods of computer science use interacting agents to solve complex problems.
Predicting and generating time series by neural networks: An investigation using statistical physics
Yet, after all these manipulations the string theory one obtains still strongly depends on the conformal field theory model one started with.
Conformal field theory, boundary conditions and applications to string theory
Perhaps not surprisingly, these results have triggered a flood of theoretical attempts to construct models for the neutrino mass matrix, after all they provide the first window into physics beyond the standard model.
Comment on: Neutrino Mass Anarchy
After all, one can argue that the phase transition predicted is an artifact of the mean field approximation.
An Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation of Statistical physics Problem
After all, when Y approaches t2 from below it is clear from (21), or (50), that ∆t approaches t at which point one expects the singular potential evident in (5) to become troublesome.
Diffusion corrections to the hard pomeron
After all, thanks to the need of renormalization, we could only compute correlation functions semi-perturbatively , and this is just a little more than what we can obtain in four dimensional, not exactly solvable theories.
Exact Renormalization of Massless QED2
Could it be a big world after all? What the Milgram papers in the Yale archives reveal about the original small world study.
Random graphs as models of networks
After all, the equation for S is that of a nonlinear “cubic” oscillator.
Areal Theory
It was clear to many people that this was just a meaningless coincidence; after all, if you have enough large integers from various areas of mathematics then a few are going to be close just by chance, and John McKay was told that his observation was about as useful as looking at tea-leaves.
What is the monster?
The problem is that we expect to do it in a gauge invariant manner, since after all we are dealing with an electromagnetic process.
Pion Structure at High and Low Energies in Chiral Quark Models
After all that it is natural to ask how the states of the fermionic string spectrum corresponding to spacetime bosons and space-time fermions are related to each other.
String Theory or Field Theory?
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