afterwards

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From Old English æfteweard (behind) + -s ((adverbial genitive)). Surface analysis is after +‎ -ward +‎ -s.

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afterwards (not comparable)

  1. (temporal location) At a later or succeeding time.
    • 2011 November 3, Chris Bevan, “Rubin Kazan 1 - 0 Tottenham”, BBC Sport:
      Another Karadeniz cross led to Cudicini's first save of the night, with the Spurs keeper making up for a weak punch by brilliantly pushing away Christian Noboa's snap-shot.
      Two more top-class stops followed quickly afterwards, first from Natcho's rasping shot which was heading into the top corner, and then to deny Ryazantsev at his near post.

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