AFTERTHOUGHT in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of AFTERTHOUGHT
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 n.  an addition that was not included in the original plan; thinking again about a choice previously made
Classic Sentence:
1  Then, as an afterthought, he added: "The honorable Ashley was over here last night."
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER LVII
2  He knew she had accepted without afterthought: he could never be a factor in her calculations, and there was a surprise, a refreshment almost, in the spontaneity of her consent.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: Chapter 1
3  An afterthought brought me back, when I had quitted the court.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXII
4  As yet she had no afterthought.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 10
5  This is the tangle of thought and afterthought wherein we are called to solve the problem of training men for life.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Context  Highlight   In VI
6  But these, of course, are afterthoughts.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 11. The Man on the Tor
Example Sentence:
1  In Mission Valley, housing was an afterthought.
2  After he handed in the report, he had several afterthoughts that were too late to put in it.