Definition of afterthought
1 : an idea occurring later
2 : something (such as a part or feature) not thought of originally : something secondary
Examples of afterthought in a Sentence
Then I remembered, almost as an afterthought, to feed the cat.
The fact was hidden deep in the report, almost as an afterthought.
The lounge was added to the office as an afterthought.
Recent Examples of afterthought from the Web
Should Mr Macron get his wishes for institutional changes to the euro zone, its political heft could leave the gaggle of non-members looking like an afterthought.
All of that has been an afterthought because of the golf course.
Being in a country like the U.S. where baseball is the national pastime instead of an afterthought was an amazing experience for the Serbian national team.
While most creators post videos to Facebook, it is sometimes treated as an afterthought or a marketing tool to redirect users back to their YouTube page.
Behind the efforts is Forecastle founder JK McKnight, who remembers attending other music festivals where sustainability aspects seemed like afterthoughts and who wanted to do better at a festival of his own.
And to many voters, TCU's win over Minnesota would be an afterthought, never revised to reflect what the Gophers would eventually accomplish.
For people , the aim is no longer just utilitarian—an afterthought of road construction—but something more aesthetically pleasing.
An afterthought on Labor Day, the $1 million race has blown up since going to late September (helped by a bonus for Triple Crown race winners), a month after the Travers at Saratoga and six weeks before the Breeders' Cup.
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First Known Use of afterthought
AFTERTHOUGHT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of afterthought for English Language Learners
: something done or said after other things because it was not thought of earlier
AFTERTHOUGHT Defined for Kids
Definition of afterthought for Students
: something done or said that was not thought of originally A bow was added to the present as an afterthought.
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