after all


after all

adverb

Definition of AFTER ALL

1
:  in spite of considerations or expectations to the contrary :  nevertheless <decided to take the train after all> <didn't rain after all>
2
:  in view of all circumstances <literature which is after all only a special department of reading — W. W. Watt>

First Known Use of AFTER ALL

1641

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: afterbath
Previous Word in the Dictionary: after–action report
All Words Near: after all

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up after all? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).