afterlife

noun
af·​ter·​life | \ ˈaf-tər-ˌlīf How to pronounce afterlife (audio) \

Definition of afterlife

1 : an existence after death
2 : a later period in one's life
3 : a period of continued or renewed use, existence, or popularity beyond what is normal, primary, or expected a TV show with a long afterlife in syndication

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Synonyms & Antonyms for afterlife

Synonyms

afternoon, age, autumn, evening

Antonyms

springtime

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Examples of afterlife in a Sentence

Does he believe in an afterlife? written in afterlife, his memoirs reveal a kinder, more forgiving man

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But there is reason to reconsider the traditional reading of the cartoon, which has been overly influenced by the long afterlife of the anti-Jewish imagery pioneered here. The New York Review of Books, "Dark Mirror: The Medieval Origins of Anti-Jewish Iconography," 13 Aug. 2015 Rudolph and Armisen are filming a scene from the third episode, in which their two characters are reunited at their new house in the afterlife. Bryn Elise Sandberg, The Hollywood Reporter, "On the Set of 'Forever' as Fred Armisen, Maya Rudolph Delve Into "Haunting" Roles," 14 June 2019 As Stella, ferrymaster to the afterlife, players will manage both the construction of a ship and relationships with its passengers while guiding those characters across unknown waters to the great beyond. Evan Lewis, EW.com, "E3 2019 highlights: The 15 best announcements, trailers, and games," 14 June 2019 Still, Merlin doesn’t think that’s really the case, because of the link of cannabis to the burials of shamans, suggesting shamans might continue their practices in the afterlife. Emily Willingham, Scientific American, "Using Marijuana to Get High Dates Back Millennia," 12 June 2019 Shades of Achilles, Patroclus, and Hector unites the heroes as pulsating clouds, radiating regret in the afterlife. Andrew Martin, Harper's magazine, "Not Mere Projection," 10 Mar. 2019 Many cultures in antiquity have buried their dead with coins as a way to pay a mythical ferryman to take their souls into the afterlife. New York Times, "The Baby’s Hand Was Mummified. Why Wasn’t the Rest of Its Body?," 18 May 2018 Was this a way to torture James Delos in his techno-afterlife? William Lee, chicagotribune.com, "‘Westworld’ Episode 4 recap: 5 things to know about ‘The Riddle of the Sphinx’," 14 May 2018 My opinions on the afterlife are unfixed and muddled. Rachel Vorona Cote, SELF, "Why I Embraced Skin Care After My Mother's Death," 18 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of afterlife

1589, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for afterlife

after- + life entry 1

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The first known use of afterlife was in 1589

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afterlife

noun

English Language Learners Definition of afterlife

: a life that some people believe exists after death

afterlife

noun
af·​ter·​life | \ ˈaf-tər-ˌlīf How to pronounce afterlife (audio) \

Kids Definition of afterlife

: an existence after death

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