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Definition of "hereafter" []

  • Immediately following this in time, order, or place; after this. (adverb)
  • In a future time or state: hope to win salvation hereafter. (adverb)
  • The afterlife: belief in a hereafter. (noun)
  • In a subsequent part of this document, matter, case, etc (adverb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • At some time in the future (adverb)
  • In a future life after death (adverb)

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Use "hereafter" in a sentence
  • "If the hereafter is anything like its filmic namesake, then it will turn out to be glacially slow, eternally boring, and pointless, with seemingly random plot lines aimlessly wandering about the ethereal landscape."
  • "Indeed that refusal, which removes any political legitimacy from the Treaty and from any further act of integration hereafter, is likely further to poison our relationship with the EU as any government trying to propel us into such integration will lack the authority of and consent of the British people so to do."
  • "The choice hereafter is more nearly up to us as individuals than it has ever been before, which is to say that our responsibilities have never been greater."