Afterward and Later on


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Afterward adverb – Happening at a time subsequent to a reference time.
Usage example: it didn't happen until afterward

Later on is a synonym for afterward. In some cases you can use "Later on" instead the word "Afterward" as an adverb or an adjective. popular alternative
Nearby Word: afterwards
Synonyms for Afterward

Later on

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Later on adverb – Happening at a time subsequent to a reference time.
Afterward is a synonym for later on in happening topic. You can use "Afterward" instead the phrase "Later on" as an adverb or an adjective, if it concerns topics such as later, happening after. popular alternative
Synonyms for Later on

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  • Handicapped Badass He's suicidal for some time afterward, though he does pick up a bundle of Guile Hero tendencies later on.
  • It's not until later on that he tells you his real name is Nanaki, but even afterward he's still called whatever you named him.
  • Even then, he gets a power upgrade later on by becoming a cyborg, though this does surprisingly little good as he gets prompty curb stomped almost immediately afterward.
    Source: Evil Evolves
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