Five minutes after three.
Named after her mother.
A tenor after my own heart.
After all we had done, he was still ungrateful.
Year after year.
After what has happened, he won't go.
Asked after you.
Come after dinner.
Three hours after; departed shortly after.
I saw them after I arrived.
An example of the word after is when someone is following a person in line.
An example of the word after is when something happens subsequent to something else.
An example of the word after is when a child may not have a dessert as a consequence of not finishing dinner.
Z comes after Y in the alphabet.
A child named after Lincoln.
She asked after you.
Year after year.
They are after me for a donation.
He will leave a trail of destruction after him.
After all that has happened, he is still my friend.
I can't believe that, after all our advice against gambling, you walked into that casino!
I was after finishing my dinner when there was a knock on the door.
To look after workmen; to enquire after a friend; to thirst after righteousness.
I went home after we had decided to call it a day.
The after gun is mounted aft.
The after gun is abaft the forward gun.
Seek after fame; go after big money.
They are still friends after all their differences.
Satires after Horace.
In after years.
A novel after Hemingway's style.
- In spite of everything to the contrary; nevertheless:We chose to take the train after all.
- Everything else having been considered; ultimately:A car is after all a means of transportation.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of after
- Middle English from Old English æfter apo- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- The Irish usage to indicate recent completion of an activity is a calque of the Irish collocation Tá mé tar éis/i ndiaidh... ("I have just...").