from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The time just after dinner.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The portion of the day which follows dinner or the dinner-hour.
- Following dinner; postprandial: as, after-dinner coffee; an after-dinner nap; an after-dinner anecdote or speech.
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To my surprise, it created a harmony that was not there before, and suddenly the kids started reading in there, my husband and I started having after-dinner chats, and the room came to life.
Cocktails, sipping spirits, after-dinner liqueurs, all can set the stage for an evening of amour.
Drambuie unleashed its new Drambuie 15 Scotch-and-honey liqueur, which emphasizes the Scotch more than standard Drambuie -- to brilliant effect -- but is still smooth and sweet enough to make a fine after-dinner drink.
The breakthrough came after the prime ministers of the two countries held an impromptu after-dinner meeting in the corridor of an Asia-Europe summit.
Imagine inviting someone to join you in an after-dinner drink.
Note that these need to be treated like after-dinner fortified wines rather than something to go with a bratwurst at a BBQ.
In late spring 2009, he worked up the nerve to ask Mathis if she'd join him for an after-dinner drive.
When "Paps" takes everyone on an after-dinner excursion to a lake in the Catskills on a steamy summer night, he expects they can swim, even if no one has bothered to teach them.
Which appears to include after-dinner speaking and promoting a set of Michael Fish fridge magnets.
From the photos below, it appears they sat together at the after-dinner.
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