American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A world believed to exist for those in the afterlife.
- n. A supposed world that is entered after death.
- n. the place where you are after you die
- after + world (Wiktionary)
“ Could I have hazarded such a Germanism as the use of the word afterworld for posterity, -- "Es spreche Welt und Nachwelt meinen”
“Now She'ol in earlier Hebrew literature is the common place of abode for all the departed and is, therefore, as vague as "afterworld" or "grave.”
“That you have no right to hope for a better afterworld until you have made this world better.”
“It is this ghostly, lifeless afterworld that Mr. Misrach captured by setting up his view camera along the empty streets of this miniature version of Dresden or Hiroshima a week or so after the fire.”
“LS: Spirits in the Chinese afterworld whether beloved ancestors or ghosts”
“Peony and her mother (once she arrived in the afterworld), and the three of them together.”
“These recessed niches found in nearly all ancient Egyptian tombs were meant to take the spirits of the dead to and from the afterworld.”
“It had abruptly struck Catherine that if Gil Grissom were God, that museum would be the afterworld he chose to create.”
“He calls them the shorter version, deliberately giving the book a title not suggestion of 'telekinesis, vampires of telekinetic kids' as he details in the afterworld.”
“As long as I have possession of these four canopic jars, and say the correct incantations over them, the deceased person is then mine to command in the afterworld.”
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