A'fterward. adv. [from after and ƿaꞃꝺ, Sax.] In succeeding time; sometimes written afterwards, but less properly.
Uses not thought upon before, may afterward spring up, and be reasonable causes of retaining that, which former considerations did formerly procure to be instituted. Hooker.
An anxious distrust of the divine goodness, makes a man more and more unworthy of it; and miserable beforehand, for fear of being so afterward. L'Estrange.