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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
Mayes, 31, is accused of plotting to firebomb a Milwaukee police station in the aftermath of civil unrest in parts of the Sherman Park neighborhood in 2016.
Falcao said in the aftermath of the 1-1 draw, which ended with England’s 4-3 win on penalties.
But this is no ordinary presidency, no ordinary Independence Day, in the aftermath of the murder of four journalists and a sales associate at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis by a shotgun-wielding man who had threatened newspaper staffers before.
Annex is the first of his Violet Wars series, set in the aftermath of an alien invasion that turned most of the adults in the world into mindless drones.
The company remains squarely in the aftermath of its diesel emissions cheating scandal.
Last month, a Harvard University study estimated thatmore than 4,600 people might have died in the hurricane’s aftermath — dramatically higher than the government's official count of just 64.
President Donald 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.
In the shooting’s aftermath, the team’s players fanned out across the community, thanking police officers, giving blood and donating tens of thousands of dollars to help victims, their families and emergency medical workers.
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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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