What does the word afterward mean?

Usage examples for afterward

  1. Soon afterward she decided to leave Rome for the summer, and before going away she went once more to the villa. – Whosoever Shall Offend by F. Marion Crawford
  2. Drop into our box, and drive home with me for a few minutes afterward." – The Law of Hemlock Mountain by Hugh Lundsford
  3. He wasn't coming to the dinner but was expected to appear from somewhere afterward. – Mary Wollaston by Henry Kitchell Webster