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après

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Life is a succession of lessons enforced by immediate reward, or, oftener, by immediate chastisement.
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Etymology

French après.

Preposition

après

  1. After.

Usage notes

Often hyphenated to its referent, following conventions of English multi-word–modifier hyphenation.

Quotations

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  • 2002, Jorge Ramos, The Other Face of America, Patricia J Duncan tr. [1]
    How about an après ski massage? Well, it’ll cost you $80 for fifty minutes at the Aspen Club, tip included. Thank goodness.
  • 2003, Rasheed Lumumba Jones et al. The Humours of Black Life [2]
    We must comment and critique the film while its in progress or else some crucial nuance of a technical or creative nature might be forgotten during an apres-movie discussion.
  • 2004, Brian Thacker, The Naked Man Festival [3]
    After dinner we decided to take an aprés-lobster stroll around town.

French

Pronunciation

Preposition

après

  1. after
    On mange après avoir bu
    We eat after we drink

Adverb

après

  1. afterwards
    On va au cinéma après
    We'll go the cinema afterwards

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