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4 definitions found
 for After all
From 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.
                                                    32.
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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.
                                                    14.
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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.
                                                    --Goldsmith.
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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.
                                                    5.
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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.
                                                    --Bacon.
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     After all, when everything has been considered; upon the
        whole.
  
     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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From 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
     stake.
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           Death, as the Psalmist saith, is certain to all.
                                                    --Shak.
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           All that thou seest is mine.             --Gen. xxxi.
                                                    43.
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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;
        nevertheless.
  
     All in all, a phrase which signifies all things to a
        person, or everything desired; (also adverbially) wholly;
        altogether.
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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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From WordNet (r) 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
             president"
      2: in spite of expectations; "came to the party after all"; "it
         didn't rain after all"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  52 Moby Thesaurus words for "after all":
     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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