aftertime

noun

af·​ter·​time ˈaf-tər-ˌtīm How to pronounce aftertime (audio)
: future

Examples of aftertime in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web What place was there, in such a time, in such an aftertime, for a lyric poet of tender sensibilities and transcendent vision? John Banville, The New York Review of Books, 19 Oct. 2022 Here, a mother and child converse in 'aftertime' after the child dies by suicide. Alamin Yohannes, EW.com, 25 May 2021

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Word History

Etymology

after- + time entry 1

First Known Use

1557, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aftertime was in 1557

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“Aftertime.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aftertime. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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