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 for afterward
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Afterwards \Aft"er*wards\, Afterward \Aft"er*ward\, adv. [AS.
     [ae]fteweard, a., behind. See Aft, and -ward (suffix).
     The final s in afterwards is adverbial, orig. a genitive
     At a later or succeeding time.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adv 1: happening at a time subsequent to a reference time; "he
             apologized subsequently"; "he's going to the store but
             he'll be back here later"; "it didn't happen until
             afterward"; "two hours after that" [syn: subsequently,
             later, afterwards, afterward, after, later on]

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