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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a After-witted Characterized by after-wit; slow-witted.
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In literature:

The 'town' was the environment of the wits who produced the literature generally called after Queen Anne.
"English Literature and Society in the Eighteenth Century" by Leslie Stephen
Why should I after this mention Africa to you, or the depositions of the witnesses?
"The Letters of Cicero, Volume 1" by Marcus Tullius Cicero
Why shoulde I goe gadding and fisgigging after firking flantado Amphibologies, wit is wit, and good will is good will.
"The Unfortunate Traveller, or The Life Of Jack Wilton" by Thomas Nash
Percy would have been more bitter than ever could he have witnessed the scene in the Nelson cottage that evening, shortly after eight o'clock.
"The Young Bridge-Tender" by Arthur M. Winfield
Some days after this I was on shore on Portland Bill, and the lighthouse-keeper told me that he had witnessed the catastrophe.
"Salt Water" by W. H. G. Kingston
A short time after the cause came on he was placed in the witness-box.
"The Poacher" by Frederick Marryat
After breakfast the entire community went with one consent to witness the singing combat.
"Red Rooney" by R.M. Ballantyne
Soon after, the storm burst with a degree of violence that the oldest hunter said he had never before witnessed.
"The Red Man's Revenge" by R.M. Ballantyne
Only an eye-witness is warranted to write thus pictorially; Philostratus was born 86 years after Apollonius's death.
"Historical Sketches, Volume I (of 3)" by John Henry Newman
Armitage remained behind, so I did not witness his parting with Miss Hargrave, but he soon galloped after us.
"Adventures in the Far West" by W.H.G. Kingston
After they were departed, came the Deane of Roscalrige to him againe & reasoned with him after his wit.
"The Works of John Knox, Vol. 1 (of 6)" by John Knox
Oscar Brown and Jimmy Preston, a little pale after witnessing Dan Jordan's punishment, were then told to come forward.
"Tess of the Storm Country" by Grace Miller White
The scene at the theatre was described by one witness after another in endless variety.
"The Story of the Upper Canada Rebellion, Volume 1" by John Charles Dent
Gilles Garnier was put to the rack after fifty witnesses had deposed against him.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" by Charles Mackay
After the witnesses had been called, the judge pronounced sentence.
"The Red Romance Book" by Various
Because, after all, the whole world now is witnessing a struggle between two ideals of government.
"In Our First Year of the War" by Woodrow Wilson
Wherefore I set my wits to work one morning after an evening of delight, and found the muse complaisant.
"The God of Love" by Justin Huntly McCarthy
After a glass or two of wine, however, Jack drew forth an account of the scenes they had witnessed on the battlefield.
"The Three Commanders" by W.H.G. Kingston
The mayor and witnesses retired, and Edward went after the physician.
"The Old Man of the Mountain, The Lovecharm and Pietro of Abano" by Ludwig Tieck
Not long after the foregoing expedition, I witnessed a somewhat amusing incident one night on the picket line.
"The Story of a Common Soldier of Army Life in the Civil War, 1861-1865" by Leander Stillwell

In poetry:

Thy voyages attend
Industrious Hakluit,
Whose reading shall inflame
Men to seek fame,
And much commend
To after-times thy wit.
"To The Virginian Voyage" by Michael Drayton
After the halt of dawn comes the slow moving of
Time till the sun's hidden rush and the day is admitted.
Sunset dies out in a smother of something like love,
With dew and the elm-hung stars and owl outcries half-witted.
"Lovely Playthings" by Ivor Gurney
There was no worth in the fashion — there was no wit in the plan —
Hither and thither, aimless, the ruined footings ran —
Masonry, brute, mishandled, but carven on every stone:
"After me cometh a Builder. Tell him, I too have known."
"The Palace" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

A teacher tackled a 14-year-old student and detained him just after the teen fired a gunshot into the ceiling of a packed Illinois high school classroom Friday, police and witnesses said.
Wilmington police say a bank robbery suspect didn't get to enjoy his ill-gotten gains--he was arrested minutes after the crime, thanks in part to alert witnesses.
A19-year-old was stabbed in the stomach after a fight broke out among high-school students in Hell's Kitchen, police and witnesses said.
After a witness to a burglary calls the Gordon County Sheriffs Office the deputy sheriffs are lead on a high-speed chase through the streets of Calhoun.
An Aurora Police Department detective takes a witness statement early Friday morning after responding to a mass shooting at the Century Aurora 16 movie theater.
Detroit Tigers' Jim Leyland witnesses first after odd play results in controversial interference call.
A Bloomfield man faces a felony charge of intimidation of a witness after allegedly threatening a woman who was an informant for the Walworth County Drug Unit.
The verdict comes after 9 hours of deliberation and testimony from 49 witnesses, including recordings from Jackson himself.
A defense lawyer running for judge in North Las Vegas has been reprimanded by the Nevada State Bar after prosecutors alleged he tried to bribe a witness to change testimony in a criminal case.
Witnesses said it was heading down a back alley before it smashed through a fence and then a window, falling into a lower classroom just after the Grade 6 French class had started for the day.
Judge orders retrial after juror texts witness.
A recent parolee caught by police after a witness pointed him out as he tried to escape on a bicycle has been charged with sexually assaulting and robbing a woman in Uptown early today, police said.
A West Monroe man was charged with obscenity Sunday night, after witnesses reportedly observed him exposing his penis near First Baptist Church in West Monroe.
Two Seattle area divers are outraged after witnessing fellow divers wrestle an octopus out of Elliott Bay.
But lifelong Kansas City fan Dane Callstrom turned his frustrations after Sunday's 38-10 loss to the Buccaneers into wit and sarcasm, writing this tune in about an hour.

In science:

Interestingly, in this domain we are also witnessing a flurry of activity after several decades of studies.
Transport in one dimensional quantum systems
The optimized witness Wopt (represented by a full line) is obtained after performing a parallel transport of the above hyperplane, so that it becomes tangent to the set of separable states.
Entanglement, randomness and chaos
This is because deleting edge e does not affect x’s status, because e is after the Z -witness of x in the order σ .
An almost linear time algorithm for finding Hamilton cycles in sparse random graphs with minimum degree at least three
At the end of the day I had a headache, and it was only in the course of the week and after the 4 reviews of the final morning that I came to fully appreciate what we were all witnessing during these days.
Experimental Conference Summary
This area of research became much more active after the discovery of the planet around HD 209458 (Charbonneau et al. 2000) and many pro jects were initiated in the hopes of witnessing an ESP as it transited its parent star.
A rigorous comparison of different planet detection algorithms
Candidate neutron events are identified by selecting events wit h a reconstructed vertex radius less than 550 cm, energy in the range from 6 to 10 MeV, and inside a time window between 4 µs to 40 ms after any muon.
Electron Energy Spectra, Fluxes, and Day-Night Asymmetries of $^{8}$B Solar Neutrinos from the 391-Day Salt Phase SNO Data Set
Observations of the field 8 months after the burst wit h the EMMI instrument on the NTT telescope (La Silla) resulted in an upper limit of Rc=24.7 mag for the host galaxy of GRB 030725.
The red optical afterglow of GRB 030725
After some simple algebra, we find that this inequality is equivalent to C < 0, thus establishing a connection between the covariance matrix and the theory of entanglement witnesses.
Constraints on the uncertainties of entangled symmetric qubits
We note that in June 2006, one month after WIT, CAIDA opened for public browsing the catalog of Internet measurement data, DatCat .
The Workshop on Internet Topology (WIT) Report
After the decoupling era the universe, being almost in a global FRW state, begin to develop as a matter dominated universe witnessing a growth of structures.
An Inhomogeneous Model Universe Behaving Homogeneously
The overall energy conversion from the driver bunch to the witness bunch after this distance was nearly 10%.
Proton Driven Plasma Wakefield Acceleration
Sharif ’s lawyer dismissed the news when speaking to reporters after Sharif made an appearance before a judicial magistrate to hear witnesses give statements against him.
Inferring Strategies for Sentence Ordering in Multidocument News Summarization
After 10 – 20 years of use by the largest optical telescopes, the necessity for larger telescope has increased and we are witnessing the development of 25 – 42 m extremely large telescopes (ELTs).
Paper Productivity of Ground-based Large Optical Telescopes from 2000 to 2009
After a manual inspection we observed that many of them are indeed witnesses.
Applying SMT Solvers to the Test Template Framework
If the observed value w · f2 is negative, we ask for the statistical significance as explained after Proposition 1, i.e., we state the lowest error probability that would have still allowed detection via this witness w ].
Detection of systematic errors in quantum experiments