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Definitions for posterity
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. descendants, posterity(noun)

    all of the offspring of a given progenitor

    "we must secure the benefits of freedom for ourselves and our posterity"

  2. posterity(noun)

    all future generations

Wiktionary

  1. posterity(Noun)

    All the future generations, especially the descendants of a specific person.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Posterity(noun)

    the race that proceeds from a progenitor; offspring to the furthest generation; the aggregate number of persons who are descended from an ancestor of a generation; descendants; -- contrasted with ancestry; as, the posterity of Abraham

    Etymology: [L. posteritas: cf. F. postrit. See Posterior.]

  2. Posterity(noun)

    succeeding generations; future times

    Etymology: [L. posteritas: cf. F. postrit. See Posterior.]

Editors Contribution

  1. Posterity

    It means all future generations ahead. All the unborn generations collectively. All the people who will exist in the future.

    Emeasoba George

    Submitted by emeasoba_g on February 25, 2018  

How to pronounce posterity?

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How to say posterity in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of posterity in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of posterity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of posterity in a Sentence

  1. Emeasoba George:

    I'm writing and publishing not just for the present generation. I'm equally writing and publishing mostly or mainly for the posterity ahead of me (all future generations). As a matter of fact, I have succeeded in writing and publishing my ever-increasing and thought-provoking quotes all over the internet. Consequently, I have equally succeeded in making global impact and positively influencing or changing the thoughts, mindsets, lifestyles, beliefs and lives of millions of people via my thought-provoking quotes. Now, that's why they (the posterity) will surely remember me and celebrate me perpetually as a Great man, writer, motivator, inspirer or inspirator. Besides that, the posterity ahead of me will eventually remember me and celebrate me more and more by virtue of my upcoming books. I have seen the future. -Emeasoba George

  2. EMEASOBA GEORGE:

    The most burning questions are. What have you done for others? And what will the posterity ahead remember or celebrate you for after your demise? Are you living for others or are you actually living for your own self? Anyway, you should be living for others rather than living for your own self. However, I guess that is worth thinking about individually. ~Emeasoba George

  3. Harold J. Seymore:

    Leaders are the ones who keep faith with the past, keep step with the present and keep the promise to posterity.

  4. Groucho Marx:

    Why should I do anything for posterity? What has posterity ever done for me?

  5. Emeasoba George:

    It takes only discovery and fulfillment of one's destiny to set thames on fire i.e. to achieve something amazing or exceptional or to do something which can bring great public acclaim. Yes! discovery and fulfillment of your destiny will surely and eventually make you to be celebrated and recognized not just by the public alone. But by the world at large and even the posterity. -Emeasoba George

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