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After Aft"er, prep. 1. Behind in place; as, men in line one after another. ``Shut doors after you.' --Shak. 2. Below in rank; next to in order. --Shak. Codrus after Ph?bus sings the best. --Dryden. 3. Later in time; subsequent; as, after supper, after three days. It often precedes a clause. Formerly that was interposed between it and the clause. After I am risen again, I will go before you into Galilee. --Matt. xxvi. 32. 4. Subsequent to and in consequence of; as, after what you have said, I shall be careful. 5. Subsequent to and notwithstanding; as, after all our advice, you took that course. 6. Moving toward from behind; following, in search of; in pursuit of. Ye shall not go after other gods. --Deut. vi. 14. After whom is the king of Israel come out? --1 Sam. xxiv. 14. 7. Denoting the aim or object; concerning; in relation to; as, to look after workmen; to inquire after a friend; to thirst after righteousness. 8. In imitation of; in conformity with; after the manner of; as, to make a thing after a model; a picture after Rubens; the boy takes after his father. To name or call after, to name like and reference to. Our eldest son was named George after his uncle. --Goldsmith. 9. According to; in accordance with; in conformity with the nature of; as, he acted after his kind. He shall not judge after the sight of his eyes. --Isa. xi. 3. They that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh. --Rom. viii. 5. 10. According to the direction and influence of; in proportion to; befitting. [Archaic] He takes greatness of kingdoms according to bulk and currency, and not after their intrinsic value. --Bacon. After all, when everything has been considered; upon the whole. After (with the same noun preceding and following), as, wave after wave, day after day, several or many (waves, etc.) successively. One after another, successively. To be after, to be in pursuit of in order to reach or get; as, he is after money., After Aft"er, prep. 1. Behind in place; as, men in line one after another. ``Shut doors after you.' --Shak. 2. Below in rank; next to in order. --Shak. Codrus after Ph?bus sings the best. --Dryden. 3. Later in time; subsequent; as, after supper, after three days. It often precedes a clause. Formerly that was interposed between it and the clause. After I am risen again, I will go before you into Galilee. --Matt. xxvi. 32. 4. Subsequent to and in consequence of; as, after what you have said, I shall be careful. 5. Subsequent to and notwithstanding; as, after all our advice, you took that course. 6. Moving toward from behind; following, in search of; in pursuit of. Ye shall not go after other gods. --Deut. vi. 14. After whom is the king of Israel come out? --1 Sam. xxiv. 14. 7. Denoting the aim or object; concerning; in relation to; as, to look after workmen; to inquire after a friend; to thirst after righteousness. 8. In imitation of; in conformity with; after the manner of; as, to make a thing after a model; a picture after Rubens; the boy takes after his father. To name or call after, to name like and reference to. Our eldest son was named George after his uncle. --Goldsmith. 9. According to; in accordance with; in conformity with the nature of; as, he acted after his kind. He shall not judge after the sight of his eyes. --Isa. xi. 3. They that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh. --Rom. viii. 5. 10. According to the direction and influence of; in proportion to; befitting. [Archaic] He takes greatness of kingdoms according to bulk and currency, and not after their intrinsic value. --Bacon. After all, when everything has been considered; upon the whole. After (with the same noun preceding and following), as, wave after wave, day after day, several or many (waves, etc.) successively. One after another, successively. To be after, to be in pursuit of in order to reach or get; as, he is after money., After Aft"er, adv. Subsequently in time or place; behind; afterward; as, he follows after. It was about the space of three hours after. --Acts. v. 7. Note: After is prefixed to many words, forming compounds, but retaining its usual signification. The prefix may be adverbial, prepositional, or adjectival; as in after- described, after-dinner, after-part. The hyphen is sometimes needlessly used to connect the adjective after with its noun. See Note under After, a., 1., Fact Fact, n. [L. factum, fr. facere to make or do. Cf. Feat, Affair, Benefit, Defect, Fashion, and -fy.] 1. A doing, making, or preparing. [Obs.] A project for the fact and vending Of a new kind of fucus, paint for ladies. --B. Jonson. 2. An effect produced or achieved; anything done or that comes to pass; an act; an event; a circumstance. What might instigate him to this devilish fact, I am not able to conjecture. --Evelyn. He who most excels in fact of arms. --Milton. 3. Reality; actuality; truth; as, he, in fact, excelled all the rest; the fact is, he was beaten. 4. The assertion or statement of a thing done or existing; sometimes, even when false, improperly put, by a transfer of meaning, for the thing done, or supposed to be done; a thing supposed or asserted to be done; as, history abounds with false facts. I do not grant the fact. --De Foe. This reasoning is founded upon a fact which is not true. --Roger Long. Note: TheTerm fact has in jurisprudence peculiar uses in contrast with low; as, attorney at low, and attorney in fact; issue in low, and issue in fact. There is also a grand distinction between low and fact with reference to the province of the judge and that of the jury, the latter generally determining the fact, the former the low. --Burrill Bouvier. Accessary before, or after, the fact. See under Accessary. Matter of fact, an actual occurrence; a verity; used adjectively: of or pertaining to facts; prosaic; unimaginative; as, a matter-of-fact narration. Syn: Act; deed; performance; event; incident; occurrence; circumstance.


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- after may refer to: literature : after (elgar), a 1895 poem by philip bourke marston set to music by edward elgar. after (novel), a 2003 novel
- targeted at washington, d.c but crashed into a field near shanksville, pennsylvania , after its passengers tried to overcome the hijackers.
- after the collapse of central government in the west in the 5th century, the eastern half of the roman empire continued as what would
- after the disputed election of 1876 resulted in the end of reconstruction and federal troops were withdrawn, whites in the south regained
- in philosophy , religion , mythology , and fiction , the afterlife (also referred to as life after death or the hereafter) is the concept
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- nations that gained territory after world war i : yugoslavia (as the successor state of the kingdom of serbia) romania. austria (burgenland)
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- after its patron's death on 23 july 1596, the company came under the patronage of his son, george carey, 2nd baron hunsdon , for whom it
- last known 'cursed soldier', józef franczak , was killed in an ambush as late as 1963, almost 20 years after the soviet take-over of poland


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