used for showing how much later something happens
minutes/days/years etc after: His birthday is two days after mine.
She got here just a few seconds after me (=after I got here).
Barlow was arrested 24 hours after arriving back in Britain.
soon/shortly/not long after: Joe was born not long after we moved to London.
We got here at eleven and the others arrived soon after.
straight after (=immediately after): You shouldn’t go swimming straight after a big meal.
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