Definition of Come after

1. Verb. Come after in time, as a result. "A terrible tsunami followed the earthquake"

Exact synonyms: Follow
Generic synonyms: Ensue, Result
Related verbs: Follow, Postdate, Follow

2. Verb. Be the successor (of). "Will Charles succeed to the throne?"
Exact synonyms: Follow, Succeed
Specialized synonyms: Accede, Enter, Replace, Supercede, Supersede, Supervene Upon, Supplant
Antonyms: Precede
Derivative terms: Succession, Succession, Successive, Successor, Successor, Successor

Definition of Come after

1. Verb. to pursue, follow ¹

2. Verb. to follow, to succeed, to be the successor of ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Come After

come a cropper
come a long way
come about
come across
come after (current term)
come again
come alive
come along
come and go
come apart
come around
come away
come back
come before
come between
come by
come clean

Literary usage of Come after

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Life and Theatrical Times of Charles Kean, F.S.A. by Fanny Kemble, Kate Field, John William Cole (1882)
"... as he can settle his affairs he shall come after me, as he should like to be in Home at Easter to get the Pope's blessing. God bless you with a better ..."

2. The Ante-Nicene Fathers: Translations of the Writings of the Fathers Down to by Alexander Roberts, James Donaldson, Arthur Cleveland Coxe, Ernest Cushing Richardson, Allan Menzies, Bernhard Pick (1903)
"Why did he " come after the Creator, since he was unable to correct Him by punishment?'3 Why did he reveal himself before Christ, whom he could not hinder ..."

3. The life of Richard Cobden by John Morley (1882)
"How much has been done before us :' how many will come after us to do what remains to be done."1 To Mr. Bright. Free Trade could only have been carried ..."

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