Definition of Be after
1. Verb. Have the will and intention to carry out some action. "They be after to move "; "The rebels had planned turmoil and confusion"
Specialized synonyms: Think Out, Aim, Aspire, Draw A Bead On, Shoot For, Go For, Hope
Generic synonyms: Intend, Mean, Think
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Literary usage of Be after
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1. United States Statutes at Large: Containing the Laws and Concurrent by United States (1850)
"And be it further enacted, That, as soon as may be after the Congress, the manner in which this act ha» been executed, &c. STATUTE I. May 6. 1822. ..."
2. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Edward Thurlow Thurlow, Alexander Wedderburn Rosslyn, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1844)
"... upon trust, that they should aa soon as conveniently might be after her decease sell the same ; and out of the money arising thereby * and the rents and ..."
3. A Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin: Presenting the Original Facts and Documents Upon by Harriet Beecher Stowe (1853)
"And think within yourselves, what a terrible thing it would be, after all your labors and sufferings in this life, to be turned into hell in the next life, ..."
4. A General Abridgment of Law and Equity: Alphabetically Digested Under Proper by Charles Viner (1801)
"... (X. a) What Execution may be after other. After "v'"-^ Capias or Fieri Facias. AFTER a fi.fa. executed, and thereby part of the debt nnd •** cods levied ..."
5. An exposition of the Creed by John Pearson, Edward Burton (1857)
"9. to the flames for contemning of his death, should ever come to live again, and by believing in the death of Christ to be after saved. ..."
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