A Dictionary of the English Language
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A'fterages. n.s. [from after and ages] Successive times; posterity. This word has no singular.

Not the whole land, which the Chusites should, or might in future time, conquer; seeing, in afterages, they became lords of many nations. Raleigh's History of the World.

Nor to philosophers is praise deny'd,
Whose wise instructions afterages guide.
Sir J. Denham.

What an opinion will afterages entertain of their religion, who bid fair for a gibbet, by endeavouring to bring in a superstition, which their forefathers perished in flames to keep out. Addison's Freeholder, № 1.

Sources: Addison, Joseph (408) · Denham, John (75) · Raleigh, Walter (68)

Attributes: Noun Substantive (1269)

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