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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
The Justice Department appointed Robert Mueller as special counsel to probe Russian interference in the 2016 election - and possible collusion with the Trump campaign - in the aftermath of Comey’s ouster.
Videos taken in the aftermath of the attack show large yellow canisters that experts have said appear to be chlorine tanks, of the kind often used for civilian purposes.
Valverde was heavily criticised in the aftermath of the game as the inquest into Barça's elimination began.
By this point, many of the medical workers and activists who were on hand in the aftermath of the attack have dispersed.
Most significantly, in the aftermath of the Shayrat strike, Russia publicly increased the level of integration between its air defenses in Syria and those of the regime.
The Justice Department appointed Robert Mueller as special counsel to probe Russian interference in the 2016 election - and possible collusion with the Trump campaign - in the aftermath of Comey's ouster.
With tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans fleeing to Central Florida in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, experts agree that the idea of an organization that can unify Puerto Ricans could be powerful to address the island’s problems from the mainland.
In the aftermath of the attack, many people responded to a call for blood donations from the city's hospital.
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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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