(US also afterward /ˈaftərwərd/)
At a later or future time; subsequently: the offender was arrested shortly afterwards
More example sentences
- Shortly afterwards two men approached the wire gate but left a few seconds later.
- Then she heard a cracking noise and shortly afterwards the smoke detector sounded.
- He showed no concern or remorse but one witness saw him smiling shortly afterwards.
later, later on, subsequently, then, next, after this/that, thereafter;
at a later time/date, in due course
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