- prep. idiomatic Following.
- prep. idiomatic As a result of
- prep. In the noticeable disturbance of water behind (a maritime vessel).
“Andrew Mitchell, the international development secretary, will announce the funding in the wake of last week's publication of a new strategic plan by UNWomen.”
“Aristotle was forced to flee from Athens in the wake of anti-Macedonian uprisings following the death of Alexander.”
“The NSC had been relegitimized through the changes that had been instituted in the wake of Iran-Contra and following the recommendations of the Tower Commission.”
“First to take form was the Washington Special Actions Group, established on May 16, 1969, in the wake of the North Korea aircraft shoot-down, to consider policies and actions affecting crises on a worldwide basis.”
“Staff secretary William Watts wrote his boss a late 1969 memo highlighting problems of staff morale in the wake of contradictory instructions from Kissinger, downgrading staff in front of their peers, and the failure to debrief subordinates on decisions made at meetings with Under Secretary of State Elliot Richardson and other senior administration officials.”
“The sixteen American intelligence agencies that collectively make up the U.S. intelligence community all signed off on a 2007 National Intelligence Estimate that concluded that al-Qaeda was resurging, particularly in the wake of its 7/7 bombings in London.”
“In the last chapter we saw that changes in human genes in the wake of malarial attacks were diminishments—beneficial only in dire circumstances, but detrimental in normal times.”
“The moonlight fell on his face, and as he grimaced in the wake of her air-horn-worthy blast, she got her first good look at him.”
“Those of us who grew up in the wake of the 1950s food-processing revolution probably know exactly what a non-whole-food diet is like.”
“The sound of her voice outdoors, in the wake of the gasp-for-air silence that follows gunfire, and the music box with a synthesized dance beat melody—it was like hearing a beautiful, off-key hymn sung by a child in an empty church.”
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