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English definition of “after all”

after all

C1 despite earlier problems or doubts : The rain has stopped , so the game will go ahead after all.Connecting words which express a contrast B1 used to add information that shows that what you have just said is true : I do like her - after all, she is my sister .Honesty, openness and sincerity Grammar:After, afterwardsGrammar:After as a preposition and conjunctionAfter means ‘later than’ and ‘next in time or place’.Grammar:After or afterwards as an adverbWe can use after as an adverb, but afterwards is more common. When after is used, it is usually as part of an adverb phrase:Grammar:After: typical errorWhen after refers to future time, we use the present simple, not the future with shall or will:
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