Afterthought, Definition of Afterthought by Merriam-Webster

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Definition of afterthought

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When there’s a world of wonderful Italian cheeses out there, an offering of mozzarella, Parmesan, chèvre and Brie feels like a lazy afterthought. — Dominic Armato, azcentral, “The Sicilian Butcher: 908 ways to eat meatballs at Maggiore’s new Italian restaurant. But are they good?,” 10 Apr. 2018 Jake Arrieta was an afterthought trade to the Cubs. — Sam Mellinger, kansascity, “The Royal Way back: How Dayton Moore intends to build his second championship team | The Kansas City Star,” 21 Mar. 2018 All of this came out of a brainstorming session from the league and players’ union after a ridiculous display at last year’s All-Star Game win which the winning team scored 192 points and effort was a distant afterthought. — Joe Vardon,, “Kyrie Irving points to $100,000 All-Star payout while LeBron James, others rave about new format,” 19 Feb. 2018 The other, purchased as an afterthought along with a Diet Coke during a stop for gas in Riverdale, New Jersey, netted him a $533 million prize, the fourth largest in the game’s history and one of the 10 largest jackpots ever. — Carlie Kollath Wells,, “Powerball ticket worth $50,000 sold in Metairie. Here’s where.,” 30 Apr. 2018 Building humanities and social sciences—in which Europe has a strong tradition—into AI can help make sure that ethics is an integral part of these developments, rather than a detached musing or an afterthought, Gras adds. — Tania Rabesandratana, Science | AAAS, “With €1.5 billion for artificial intelligence research, Europe pins hopes on ethics,” 25 Apr. 2018 Or maybe just an afterthought amid a home-opening series celebrating the team’s World Series championship. — Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, “Former Astros’ Colby Rasmus receives warm reception from fans,” 4 Apr. 2018 Council races would be nonpartisan afterthoughts, so the argument went, on ballots loaded with high-profile partisan contests. — Gilbert Garcia, San Antonio Express-News, “Old Charter Review Commission was lukewarm on Nirenberg election plan,” 29 Mar. 2018 Desserts come from Ettore’s and are very much afterthoughts. — Kate Washington, sacbee, “Punch Bowl Social takes ‘eatertainment’ to a whole new level | The Sacramento Bee,” 23 Mar. 2018

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