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Definition of "be after" []

  • Have the will and intention to carry out some action (verb)

WordNet. Princeton University. 2010.

Use "be after" in a sentence
  • "In this case, the administration outlasted the bureaucracy, and the CTBT candle-lighters resolved simply to wait until the barbarians departed, which they hoped would be after the 2004 elections."
  • "My stomach grumbled at the mention of the twenty-four-hour diner that was the spot to be after leaving the clubs."
  • "Well, as normal as they could be after her midnight ride through the huge and brain-shifting wild."