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Definitions for posterity
pɒˈstɛr ɪ tipos·ter·i·ty
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all of the offspring of a given progenitor
"we must secure the benefits of freedom for ourselves and our posterity"
all future generations
All the future generations, especially the descendants of a specific person.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Succeeding generations; descendants: opposed to ancestors.
Etymology: posterité, Fr. posteritas, Lat.
It was said,
It should not stand in thy posterity;
But that myself should be the father
Of many kings. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.
Since arms avail not now that Henry’s dead!
Posterity await for wretched years. William Shakespeare, Henry VI.
Posterity inform’d by thee might know. John Milton.
Their names shall be transmitted to posterity, and spoken of through all future ages. George Smalridge, Sermons.
To th’ unhappy, that unjustly bleed,
Heav’n gives posterity t’ avenge the deed. Alexander Pope.
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
succeeding generations; future times
Etymology: [L. posteritas: cf. F. postrit. See Posterior.]
It means all future generations ahead. All the unborn generations collectively. All the people who will exist in the future.
Submitted by emeasoba_g on February 25, 2018
The numerical value of posterity in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of posterity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of posterity in a Sentence
The flattery of posterity is not worth much more than contemporary flattery, which is worth nothing.
The Youth of a Nation are the trustees of posterity.
Why should I do anything for posterity? What has posterity ever done for me?
We live in an age when to be young and indifferent can no longer be synonymous. We must prepare for the coming hour. The claims of the Future are represented by suffering millions and the Youth of a Nation are the trustees of Posterity.
After being Turned Down by numerous Publishers, he had decided to write for Posterity.
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- الأجيال القادمةArabic
- Nachwelt, NachkommenGerman
- भावी पीढ़ीHindi
- anak cucuIndonesian
- posteri, posteritàItalian
- הדורות הבאיםHebrew
- potomstwo, potomkowiePolish
- gelecek kuşaklarTurkish
- نسل پرستیUrdu
- hậu thếVietnamese
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