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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Gensler, the international architecture firm with an explicitly futurist orientation, shows how to design them for a productive afterlife. Michael J. Lewis, WSJ, "‘The Road Ahead: Reimagining Mobility’ Review: Future Imperfect," 10 Jan. 2019 Ever since the Serpentine Gallery started adorning its flawless English lawn in Kensington Gardens with a summer pavilion designed by some of the biggest names in architecture, such was the afterlife of many of these impermanent exhibits. Max Maeckler, Vogue, "Bjarke Ingels’s Serpentine Pavilion Is on a World Tour: First Stop, Toronto," 24 Sep. 2018 In the sneak peek below, Michael greets the Doorman (Mike O'Malley), who presides over the bridge between the afterlife and Earth. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Sneak peek at The Good Place S3 is everything we love about the series," 12 Sep. 2018 Determined to look on the bright side, Polly has very detailed notions of the afterlife, including the celebrities likely to be on hand. John Timpane, Philly.com, "'Turning Off the Morning News' at McCarter Theatre: Crazy-funny, laced with darkness," 14 May 2018 These and many other songs have enjoyed an afterlife well beyond bluegrass circles, covered by Elvis and Ray Charles and the Grateful Dead. Eddie Dean, WSJ, "‘Bill Monroe’ and ‘Blue Grass Generation’ Review: The Blue Grass Boy," 27 Sep. 2018 Before heading off to the afterlife, the Plaids are brought back to perform their one big gig. Emily Sorensen, Pomerado News, "Welk Theatre's 'Forever Plaid' opens Saturday," 11 July 2018 And for someone who has plenty of (fictional) experience with the afterlife, that's pretty high praise. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen Can't Stop Saying Adorable Stuff About Each Other," 17 Sep. 2018 USA TODAY Sports Writer and producer Joe Mande has a dilemma for Season 3 of The Good Place, an NBC comedy about the afterlife and people who are bad who want to become good. Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY, "Jaguars' success creates quandary for 'The Good Place'," 11 Jan. 2018

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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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