• WordNet 3.6
    • n afters a dish served as the last course of a meal
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Bending Boards into Shape after Boiling Them Bending Boards into Shape after Boiling Them
The lynx, bear and eagle go after the hunters' buffalo carcass The lynx, bear and eagle go after the hunters' buffalo carcass
After the German Retreat After the German Retreat


  • Terrence Deal
    Terrence Deal
    “The real process of making decisions, of gathering support, of developing opinions, happens before the meeting or after.”
  • Anne Morrow Lindbergh
    “Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.”
  • Lou Holtz
    “How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser.”
  • Italian Proverb
    Italian Proverb
    “After the game the King and pawn go into the same box.”
  • Helen Rowland
    “What a man calls his conscience is merely the mental action that follows a sentimental reaction after too much wine or love.”
  • Sydney Smith
    “Find fault when you must find fault in private, and if possible sometime after the offense, rather than at the time.”


After the watershed - The watershed is the time limit after which more controversial subjects, bad language, etc, can be shown on TV in some countries, so if it's after the watershed, then discussions can be freer, franker and more controversial.
After your own heart - A person after your own heart thinks the same way as you.
Close the stable door after the horse has bolted - If people try to fix something after the problem has occurred, they are trying to close the stable door after the horse has bolted. 'Close the barn door after the horse has bolted' is alternative, often used in American English.
Lock the stable door after the horse has bolted - If someone takes action too late, they do this; there is no reason to lock an empty stable.
Look after number 1 - You are number one, so this idiom means that you should think about yourself first, rather than worrying about other people.
Look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves - (UK) If you look after the pennies, the pounds will look after themselves, meaning that if someone takes care not to waste small amounts of money, they will accumulate capital. ('Look after the pence and the pounds will look after themselves' is an alternative form of this idiom.)


In literature:

On the 30th we again parted from the Daphne, and soon after gave chase to a sleep, which, after firing a few shots, we brought to.
"Hurricane Hurry" by W.H.G. Kingston
Thus we continued week after week, month after month, until my heart grew sick at the long delay.
"Will Weatherhelm" by W.H.G. Kingston
After dat, dey tell old slaves not to come to church till after de white folks had left.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 2" by Works Projects Administration
If, however, pain in stomach is found after meal it will be found that milk can be substituted with comfort.
"Papers on Health" by John Kirk
This brought forth strange fruit in after years, long after the war.
"Memoirs" by Charles Godfrey Leland
After the first battle we'd come to an understanding.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
I told him of my stealthy companion, and he sent some of the half breeds after it with their bows and arrows.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various
Retracing the way to another road, after a roundabout journey they stop in front of a large mansion surrounded by a grove.
"Oswald Langdon" by Carson Jay Lee
City after city fell a prey to the demoniac attacks of the lawless rovers.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
After some time spent in this manner, they became zealous preachers, and made many converts.
"Fox's Book of Martyrs" by John Foxe

In poetry:

Seeming dark-plumaged
Birds, after carrion,
Careening and circling,
Over the dying
Of England.
"The Cyclists" by Amy Lowell
Maybe God can teach me
After you are gone
How to bear the blackened night
And the dreadful dawn.
"The Masters" by Margaret Widdemer
The Lord is the slave
of his devotees
age after age.
The tongue can't relate
his countless deeds.
"The Lord Is His Devotees' Slave" by Sant Surdas
Oh, where art Thou?
The whole world now awakens,
And on the way is searching
And seeking after Thee!
"Ivar Ingemundson's Lay" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson
But not a needle do I care
Who wields it after me,
Provided he be no proud heir
Of BOURBON'S family.
"Buonaparte's Will" by Thomas Stott
An sic a weary buryin
I'm sure ye never saw
As wis the Sunday after that,
On the muirs aneath Harlaw.
"The Battle Of Harlaw" by Anonymous British

In news:

They didn't award it after a protest, and they didn't award it after Mayor Vince Gray complained.
Kyle Busch and Joe Gibbs Racing were docked six points after the No 18 Toyota was ruled too low on the left front after its third-place finish Sunday at Pocono Raceway.
According to fire officials, 34-year-old Lucas Miller died after his mobile home caught fire after 11 pm Friday on Wood County Road 3425.
A JetBlue pilot has been indicted, accused of interfering with a flight crew just over two weeks after several passengers wrestled him to the floor after he exhibited what authorities described as erratic behavior.
This means that postexercise, your body burns more calories, even during rest or sleep, after doing intervals than after doing a steadily paced workout.
The ban comes after a number of cats died or became ill after eating irradiated cat food manufactured by the Canadian company, Champion Petfoods Ltd.
LOS ANGELES — A New York-bound American Airlines jetliner has made an emergency landing in Los Angeles after developing a pressurization problem minutes after takeoff.
(CBS/Reuters) A rejected bride-to-be was pulled to safety after threatening to jump out of a seventh-floor window in northeast China on Tuesday, after her fiance dumped her days before their wedding, local media reported.
Caterpillar is advertising for replacement workers at its plant near Joliet after more than 700 employees walked off the job on May 1 after rejecting two contract proposals from the company.
After the Cease-Fire: Palestinians and Israelis returned to a semblance of normal life after eight days of lethal conflict between Israel and Hamas.
The term Kawasaki Disease /Syndrome has been talked about a lot recently after the death of John Travolta and Kelly Preston's 16-year-old son Friday after an appearant fall in the shower.
Now, however, Floyd -- who was set to be a free agent after this season -- will be in San Diego through 2015 after signing a three-year extension.
KILLEEN , Texas (AP) — Police are looking for three gunmen after a Central Texas clerk was wounded and another man fatally shot in a robbery after the convenience store closed.
After a rollercoaster ride like no other, Derek " Nobby " Clark has been elected to the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, ending the four-month debacle in which Clark was inducted, un-inducted and now inducted again after a supplemental vote.
I seemed to be reliving "Bright Lights, Big City" years after the book's publication, years after its milieu had come and gone, at least at home.

In science:

At z = 2.75, GAL1 undergoes multiple mergers and accretes several satellites after that. A few get disrupted after several passages through its disk.
Forming Disk Galaxies in Lambda CDM Simulations
It follows from a result of Lawler that the fraction of the points on each segment that are retained after loop-erasure is of order (log n)−1/3 , so the length of the segments after loop-erasure is of order r/(log n)1/3 .
The loop-erased random walk and the uniform spanning tree on the four-dimensional discrete torus
The question is now if these bugs proliferate and, after some iterations, change a finite fraction of all warnings, or, if the bugs die out after a while.
Message passing for vertex covers
Pi (t1 ) selects only those q for which the classical propagation of q ends up in contact i after time t1 , and Pj (t2 ) selects q for which the classical propagation of the time-reversed of q ends at contact j after a time t2 .
Towards a semiclassical justification of the `effective random matrix theory' for transport through ballistic chaotic quantum dots
Relative exposures for photon, proton, and iron primaries as a function of energy after trigger (top), after quality cuts (middle) and after fiducial volume cuts are applied (bottom) to reduce the bias against photons. A reference value of one is adopted for proton at 10 EeV.
An upper limit to the photon fraction in cosmic rays above 10^19 eV from the Pierre Auger Observatory