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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
And in the aftermath of the 2016 election, both campaign finance experts and GOP operatives were warning that outside money is only effective if candidates themselves also raise cash.
Bruce also announced a $10,000 contribution from the Lions Club International Foundation which was given to support recovery in the aftermath of the recent flooding in Ellicott City.
It was formed in the aftermath of World War II where there was poisonous nationalism that caused two world wars in the twentieth century that killed more than 100 million people.
Uresti’s political and professional life have crumbled in the aftermath of his conviction.
The book is set in the aftermath of an alien invasion, and follows Violet, a transgender girl who has escaped capture and discovered that an alien parasite has given her strange powers.
In the aftermath of Kennedy’s retirement, a number of leftist/liberal writers echoed Faris’s arguments.
The public servant in him, the impulse that led him to the presidency in the first place, has thrived in the aftermath of his former Beltway imprisonment.
The financial industry actions came amid a broader pushback by corporate America in the aftermath of the Florida shooting.
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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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