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afterling (plural afterlings)
- One who comes after or later; an aftercomer; one who is late.
1877, Nicholas Patrick Wiseman, The Dublin review:
- Lange terms him "an afterling of the speculative Romanticism," and it seems clear that he is connected with the Hegelian Right and even with Schelling.
1922, Albert Alonzo Pomeroy, History and genealogy of the Pomeroy family:
- [...] of fair probability, or unclouded possibility, he is not, in fair judgment justly subject to abuse or censure by some afterling, building upon his work, who happens to discover documents which he believes are unknown to the Colonel.