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[af-ter-lahyf, ahf-] /ˈæf tərˌlaɪf, ˈɑf-/
Also called future life. life, after death.
the later part of a person's life:
the remarkably productive afterlife of Thomas Jefferson.
Origin of afterlife
1585-95; after + life Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Say you're about to die and are packing some supplies for the afterlife.
  • People used to behave themselves for fear of retribution in the afterlife.
  • The afterlife is also not measurable, testable, or falsifiable.
  • It seems that believing in an afterlife only makes one less interested in reaching it.
  • And about his parents' beliefs with regard to the afterlife-specifically, about his father's beliefs-there is some evidence.
  • We don't measure no afterlife or realm of the afterlife.
  • Certainly not complete proof of an afterlife but perhaps a fair pointer.
  • In a final act of devotion, or coercion, six people were poisoned and buried along with wine and food to take into the afterlife.
  • Mummification was used to preserve the body so that the deceased's eternal soul would be able to reanimate it in the afterlife.
  • The mausoleums house not only the dead bodies of humans and animals but foods to provision them for the afterlife.
British Dictionary definitions for afterlife


life after death or at a later time in a person's lifetime
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for afterlife

1590s, "a future life" (especially after resurrection), from after + life.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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