Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A life or existence believed to follow death.
  • noun The part of one's life that follows a particular event.

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  • noun Life after death.
  • proper noun The place believed to be inhabited by deceased people.

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  • noun life after death

Etymologies

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after +‎ life

Examples

  • Learning that the afterlife is a lie and souls live on through computer "death switches".

    REVIEW: Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives by David Eagleman

  • Uncertainty about the afterlife is the human condition.

    We, Who Need Such Great Mysteries | Her Bad Mother

  • There is no judgment in what you call the afterlife … there is no accounting, no one giving “thumbs up” or “thumbs down.”

    HOW EVIL WORKS

  • There is no judgment in what you call the afterlife … there is no accounting, no one giving “thumbs up” or “thumbs down.”

    HOW EVIL WORKS

  • Williams's exploration into the various realms of the afterlife is as engaging as it is disturbing -- a page-turner of the highest order.

    Archive 2006-05-01

  • Hardly along the lines of most religions which convey the idea that the afterlife is a spiritual place.

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  • Embalming required 40 days (although this was an Egyptian custom, the Egyptians recognized the period of 40 for the preparation of going into a new life, what they called the afterlife) (Gen 50: 3 KJV) And forty days were fulfilled for him; for so are fulfilled the days of those which are embalmed: and the Egyptians mourned for him threescore and ten days.

    British Blogs

  • I do not need or want his "salvation" and I am grateful to know that the afterlife is not as described in your often plagiarized and mistranslated book.

    Friendly religious questions for Christians and other monotheists

  • I do not need or want his "salvation" and I am grateful to know that the afterlife is not as described in your often plagiarized and mistranslated book.

    Friendly religious questions for Christians and other monotheists

  • I've met people who don't believe in afterlife, but never anyone who said they didn't want one.

    The Proust Questionnaire

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