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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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 If true, Francis’ doubts about the existence of Hell would continue the reconsideration of the afterlife begun with much less fanfare by his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI. Scott G. Bruce, WSJ, "Do We Still Need to Believe in Hell?," 13 Sep. 2018 Craig Green Heaven and the afterlife were on Craig Green’s mind, and also angels — the everyday kind like nurses and home care attendants. New York Times, "Staying in the (Fashion) Moment," 27 June 2018 But morality — whether intrinsic or extrinsic — doesn't hinge on the threat or promise of an afterlife or of being saved. Kirsten Clodfelter, Good Housekeeping, "When My Young Daughter Asked If God Was Just a Story, Here's Why I Said Yes," 28 Apr. 2016 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

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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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