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That happened in 1965 for Big Bang cosmology, when weak microwaves were discovered which pervaded all of space and had no plausible interpretation other than as an afterglow of a hot, dense “beginning.”

You can run your ass off and savor the adrenaline-soaked afterglow until long into the night.

Even in the afterglow of arguably his biggest win as Georgetown’s head coach, Patrick Ewing couldn’t completely enjoy the moment.

I’ve generally believed that the real “value” of races comes from their afterglow, from the opportunity to one day get to bore your grandchildren with a detailed account of ripping down Boylston in your glorious youth.

She awakes not in an afterglow of ecstasy and expensive hair products, but in a pool of Alex’s blood and no recollection of anything that happened the night before.

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But he sorted that out, and for the rest of his long life, basked in the afterglow of the Kennedy White House.

Popped-cherry experiences were ranked in terms of "anxiety," "negativity," "connection," and even "afterglow."

If Anger Management is about the afterglow, Louie is about self-loathing.

The speech brought the audience to its feet, but Romney enjoyed only a dim afterglow.

In the twilight afterglow, talk of a new march on Wall Street swept the crowd.

The sun had gone down, and the afterglow had faded red on the surrounding cliffs, then merged into the pearly grey of twilight.

In the long afterglow of the July sunset they enamelled the barren heights with a rich, yellowish green.

She wanted to see the full glory of the afterglow upon her profile, upon her neck, and bosom.

It was the softest of spring nights with a faint afterglow in the sky and a rising moon when they set out.

Bare-headed, slender, with his air of eternal youth, he was silhouetted against the rose red of the afterglow.


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On this page you'll find 77 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to afterglow, such as: bloom, blossom, brilliance, glare, gleam, and glimmer.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.