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afterlight

[af-ter-lahyt, ahf-] /ˈæf tərˌlaɪt, ˈɑf-/
noun
1.
the light visible in the sky after sunset; afterglow.
2.
a view of past events; retrospect.
Origin of afterlight
1890-1895
1890-95; after + light1
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  • Alppain had set, but the whole northern sky was plunged into the minor key by its afterlight.

    A Voyage to Arcturus David Lindsay
  • But it was evening now and the valley beneath us was brimmed up with the glow of the afterlight.

    The Golden Road Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • My conduct, as well as yours, when we look at it calmly in an afterlight, was quite extraordinary.

    Castle Craneycrow George Barr McCutcheon

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