the hereafter


: an existence that comes after life ends : life after death
belief in the hereafter

Examples of the hereafter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Talk to Me purposefully ends on an open-ended note, suggesting not just a reversal of fate but the chance of further excursions into one hellish version of the hereafter. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 27 July 2023 To me, this astute observation—that people from different faiths and cultures experience their own idiosyncratic heaven and hell—argues against the hypothesis that near-death experiences reveal a single, universal truth about the hereafter. Scientific American, 17 Apr. 2023

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“The hereafter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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