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Examples of aftermath in a Sentence
the surgery was successful, but she now had to deal with its aftermath: a huge bill
Recent Examples of aftermath from the Web
Sir Martin’s inquiry into the causes and aftermath of the fire published preliminary findings on June 4th.
President Trump's administration has been criticized by opponents for its handling of the hurricane's aftermath; for instance, eight months later, full power has yet to be restored.
For Power, the immediate aftermath of the victory included a trip to New York with his wife, Liz, for a media tour.
The locker room was subdued after a hot afternoon in Kansas City, the aftermath of Sporting KC’s scoreless draw with Columbus.
Even though many of the services offered to evacuees are no longer there, the Humboldt Park Field House still operates as an important public space in Maria's aftermath.
Her son Mohammed, 19, who had testified about witnessing the aftermath of the killing, opened his mouth wide, but no words came out.
In the shooting’s aftermath, many state legislators and members of Congress have called for increased security measures at the nation’s schools, such as fewer entry points at buildings and more locked doors on campuses.
Cooke said the district would be evaluating its use of the mobile classrooms. *** Helping her daughter cope with the shooting's aftermathSitting next to Duell's laptop on the kitchen table is a letter from Rep. Susan Brook's office.
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Breaking Down aftermath
Aftermath dates to the late 1400s and was originally an agricultural term. Its two parts are transparent—but only if you're familiar with an ancient word math that is now used only in British dialectal English and that means "a mowing of a grass or hay crop" and also refers to the crop that is gathered. The original aftermath came, of course, after the math: it was historically the crop of (usually) grass cut, grazed, or plowed under after the first crop of the season from the same soil. It wasn't until the mid-late 1600s that aftermath developed its other meanings, both of which are now far more common than the first.
Origin and Etymology of aftermath
matter of course;
AFTERMATH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of aftermath for English Language Learners
: the period of time after a bad and usually destructive event
AFTERMATH Defined for Kids
Definition of aftermath for Students
- She felt tired as an aftermath of the long race.
- the aftermath of a hurricane
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