*We had a nice party with drinks and dancing;
then, after all, we went home.
After all does not mean
...then, finally, we went home. (Or:... when everything was over,
After all has two
1 'In spite
of what was said before' or 'contrary to what was expected'.
I'm sorry. I can't come after all.（对不起。我到头没能来得了。）
I thought I was going to fail the exam, but I passed after
With this meaning, after all usually comes at the end of a
mustn't forget that...' This is used to introduce an
important argument, or a
good reason, which the person who is listening seems to have
I think we should let Sylvia go camping with her
After all, she's a big girl now. 毕竟，她现在是大姑娘了。
It's not surprising you're tired. After all, you were up until
Used like this, after
all usually goes at the beginning of a clause.