Definition of hereafter in English:

hereafter

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Pronunciation: /hɪərˈɑːftə
 
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adverb

formal
1From now on: he’d promised that Rachel would be the idol of his heart hereafter
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  • References hereafter are included in the main text, abbreviated to A and page number.
  • To extend the benefit of technological developments in the banking industry to rural India, the existing Kisan Credit Card will hereafter be modified, upon individual request, for use on ATM machines, wherever such facility exists.
  • Berry, in one of his more inspired name changes, decided Morris would hereafter be called Little Stevie Wonder.
Synonyms
from now on, after this, as of now, from this day on, from this time on, from this moment forth, from this day forth, from this day forward, subsequently, in future, in the future, hence, henceforth, henceforward
formal hereinafter
1.1At some time in the future: this court is in no way prejudging any such defence which may hereafter be raised
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  • So far as Appeal 1 is concerned, as we see it at the moment, there are perhaps three headings upon which we would seek permission to appeal and which we would like to raise hereafter.
  • The deliberative orator is concerned with the future: it is about things to be done hereafter that he advises, for or against.
  • Agassiz believes this to be a universal law of nature; and we may hope hereafter to see the law proved true.
1.2After death: the hope of life hereafter
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  • When an eternal life hereafter is viewed as the final human goal, then trouble and strife in this life take something of a back seat.
  • They prayed God would forgive their faults and, for their hopes hereafter, they relied on God's mercy pleaded in the Eucharistic memorial of Christ's redemption and on the intercession of the Church both living and departed.
  • What characterises it is the fact that strong or weak, saints or sinners, the members believe in God, and look to the death and resurrection of Christ for their help here and hereafter.

noun

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Life after death: suffering is part of our preparation for the hereafter
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  • The poem is a reaction to a conversation with a friend about life, death, the hereafter.
  • The elaborate funeral rites of Bubis show their belief in the hereafter (life after death) and in reincarnation (return to life in another form).
  • Life on earth, he declares, is but a preparation for the hereafter.
Synonyms
life after death, the afterlife, the life to come, the afterworld, the next world, the beyond; immortality, eternity, heaven, paradise

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