afterword

noun af·ter·word \ -ˌwərd \
|Updated on: 14 Jun 2018

Examples of afterword in a Sentence

  1. The novel has a foreword by an eminent critic and an afterword by the author herself.

  2. the author included an afterword about developments in cancer treatment since the book was written

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Origin and Etymology of afterword


AFTERWORD Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of afterword for English Language Learners

  • : a final section that comes after the main part of a book



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