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1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
after all
    adv 1: emphasizes something to be considered; "after all, she is
           your boss, so invite her"; "he is, after all, our
    2: in spite of expectations; "came to the party after all"; "it
       didn't rain after all"

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
After \Aft"er\, prep.
   1. Behind in place; as, men in line one after another. "Shut
      doors after you." --Shak.
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   2. Below in rank; next to in order. --Shak.
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            Codrus after Ph?bus sings the best.   --Dryden.
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   3. Later in time; subsequent; as, after supper, after three
      days. It often precedes a clause. Formerly that was
      interposed between it and the clause.
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            After I am risen again, I will go before you into
            Galilee.                              --Matt. xxvi.
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   4. Subsequent to and in consequence of; as, after what you
      have said, I shall be careful.
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   5. Subsequent to and notwithstanding; as, after all our
      advice, you took that course.
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   6. Moving toward from behind; following, in search of; in
      pursuit of.
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            Ye shall not go after other gods.     --Deut. vi.
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            After whom is the king of Israel come out? --1 Sam.
                                                  xxiv. 14.
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   7. Denoting the aim or object; concerning; in relation to;
      as, to look after workmen; to inquire after a friend; to
      thirst after righteousness.
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   8. In imitation of; in conformity with; after the manner of;
      as, to make a thing after a model; a picture after Rubens;
      the boy takes after his father.
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   To name or call after, to name like and reference to.
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            Our eldest son was named George after his uncle.
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   9. According to; in accordance with; in conformity with the
      nature of; as, he acted after his kind.
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            He shall not judge after the sight of his eyes.
                                                  --Isa. xi. 3.
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            They that are after the flesh do mind the things of
            the flesh.                            --Rom. viii.
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   10. According to the direction and influence of; in
       proportion to; befitting. [Archaic]
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             He takes greatness of kingdoms according to bulk
             and currency, and not after their intrinsic value.
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   After all, when everything has been considered; upon the

   After (with the same noun preceding and following), as,
      wave after wave, day after day, several or many (waves,
      etc.) successively.

   One after another, successively.

   To be after, to be in pursuit of in order to reach or get;
      as, he is after money.
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3. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
All \All\, n.
   The whole number, quantity, or amount; the entire thing;
   everything included or concerned; the aggregate; the whole;
   totality; everything or every person; as, our all is at
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         Death, as the Psalmist saith, is certain to all.
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         All that thou seest is mine.             --Gen. xxxi.
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   Note: All is used with of, like a partitive; as, all of a
         thing, all of us.
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   After all, after considering everything to the contrary;

   All in all, a phrase which signifies all things to a
      person, or everything desired; (also adverbially) wholly;
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            Thou shalt be all in all, and I in thee,
            Forever.                              --Milton.
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            Trust me not at all, or all in all.   --Tennyson.
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   All in the wind (Naut.), a phrase denoting that the sails
      are parallel with the course of the wind, so as to shake.

   All told, all counted; in all.

   And all, and the rest; and everything connected. "Bring our
      crown and all." --Shak.

   At all.
   (a) In every respect; wholly; thoroughly. [Obs.] "She is a
       shrew at al(l)." --Chaucer.
   (b) A phrase much used by way of enforcement or emphasis,
       usually in negative or interrogative sentences, and
       signifying in any way or respect; in the least degree or
       to the least extent; in the least; under any
       circumstances; as, he has no ambition at all; has he any
       property at all? "Nothing at all." --Shak. "If thy father
       at all miss me." --1 Sam. xx. 6.

   Over all, everywhere. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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   Note: All is much used in composition to enlarge the meaning,
         or add force to a word. In some instances, it is
         completely incorporated into words, and its final
         consonant is dropped, as in almighty, already, always:
         but, in most instances, it is an adverb prefixed to
         adjectives or participles, but usually with a hyphen,
         as, all-bountiful, all-glorious, allimportant,
         all-surrounding, etc. In others it is an adjective; as,
         allpower, all-giver. Anciently many words, as, alabout,
         alaground, etc., were compounded with all, which are
         now written separately.
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Thesaurus Results for After all:

1. Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
after, after that, afterwards, again, albeit, all the same, all things considered, although, at all events, at any rate, before the bench, before the court, but, ceteris paribus, considering, even, even so, everything being equal, ex post facto, for all that, howbeit, however, in any case, in any event, in court, in the aftermath, in the sequel, just the same, later, nevertheless, next, nonetheless, notwithstanding, on balance, on the whole, rather, since, still, sub judice, subsequently, taking into account, then, thereafter, therefore, thereon, thereupon, therewith, this being so, though, when, wherefore, yet
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