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  • noun Plural form of after-time.


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  • You jump down the big steps at your leisure; but your meditations you must keep for after-times, — the cursed shrieking of the Arabs prevents all thought or leisure. —

    Notes of a Journey From Cornhill to Grand Cairo

  • There stood at Milan in Gaul, within the Alps, a brazen statue, which Caesar in after-times noticed (being a real likeness, and a fine work of art), and passing by it, presently stopped short, and in the hearing of many commended the magistrates to come before him.

    The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans

  • Yet he could not refrain from leaving behind him various deceptive memorials of his expedition, to impose upon after-times, and to exaggerate his glory with posterity, such as arms larger than were really worn, and mangers for horses, with bits of bridles above the usual size, which he set up, and distributed in several places.

    The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans

  • This Lucullus was brother to that Lucullus who in after-times conquered Mithridates and Tigranes.

    The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans

  • In his younger days he lived in hired lodgings, at a low rate, which in after-times was adduced against him as proof that he had been fortunate above his quality.

    The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans

  • During this voyage he gained a considerable knowledge of the Danish coast and its soundings, greatly to the advantage of his country in after-times.

    The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson

  • Joshua; "which, however in after-times they were not begirt with walls, are nevertheless reckoned under the catalogue of them, as to the reading of that book."

    From the Talmud and Hebraica

  • The Greek interpreters are not seldom wont to render the names of places, not by that name as they are called in the Hebrew text, but as they are called in after-times under the second Temple: which is also done often by the Chaldee Targumists.

    From the Talmud and Hebraica

  • Moreover, where this is not, where the soul hath no respect to the defilement of sin, but only considers how it may shift with the guilt of it, innumerable things will interpose, partly arising from the abuse of grace, partly from carnal hopes and foolish resolutions for after-times, as will set it at liberty from that watchful diligence in universal obedience which is required of us.


  • How often have I in after-times heard him quote these lines: --

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 07, No. 39, January, 1861


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  • Give me a pen of steel!

    I will tell to after-times

    How nerve and iron will

    Are poured to the world in rhymes:—

    How the soul is changed to power,

    And the heart is changed to flame,

    In the space of a passing hour

    By poverty and shame!

    - George Pratt, 'A Pen of Steel'.

    September 15, 2009