afterworld

noun
af·​ter·​world | \ ˈaf-tər-ˌwərld How to pronounce afterworld (audio) \

Definition of afterworld

: a future world : a world after death

Examples of afterworld in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Such a discovery adds to growing indications of an association among many cultures of cannabis with the afterworld and death, says Mark Merlin, professor of botany at the University of Hawaii, who was not involved in conducting this study. Emily Willingham, Scientific American, "Using Marijuana to Get High Dates Back Millennia," 12 June 2019 Twilight has fallen on the venerable American trickster, who in our Trumpian afterworld of alternative facts has come to seem more sordid than subversive. Julian Lucas, New York Times, "The Russian Comic Writer Who’s an Antidote to Mad Times," 2 May 2018 Soon enough, the high-foreheaded mutineer is lashed to a fence, snarling madly like all the other post-death humans in this plague smitten afterworld. Steve Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "Negan cleans house: 5 thoughts recapping the season's next-to-last 'Walking Dead' episode," 9 Apr. 2018 Such a discovery adds to growing indications of an association among many cultures of cannabis with the afterworld and death, says Mark Merlin, professor of botany at the University of Hawaii, who was not involved in conducting this study. Emily Willingham, Scientific American, "Using Marijuana to Get High Dates Back Millennia," 12 June 2019 Twilight has fallen on the venerable American trickster, who in our Trumpian afterworld of alternative facts has come to seem more sordid than subversive. Julian Lucas, New York Times, "The Russian Comic Writer Who’s an Antidote to Mad Times," 2 May 2018 Soon enough, the high-foreheaded mutineer is lashed to a fence, snarling madly like all the other post-death humans in this plague smitten afterworld. Steve Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "Negan cleans house: 5 thoughts recapping the season's next-to-last 'Walking Dead' episode," 9 Apr. 2018 Most happily -- spoiler alert -- the show finally let on that somebody in this apocalyptic afterworld is thinking about a future beyond the next battle. Steve Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "Future shock: Sunday's 'Walking Dead' finally hints at a bigger purpose," 19 Mar. 2018 Lewis imagined a spiritless afterworld full of gray people who chose not to submit to God; eternal separation from the Lord’s love represented a punishment as tragic as any that could be devised. By Lawrence Toppman, charlotteobserver, "Megachurch pastor in ‘The Christians’ provokes this unanswerable question," 21 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of afterworld

1596, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for afterworld

after- + world entry 1

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“Afterworld.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/afterworld. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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