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Posterity meaning

posterity - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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.
  2. 2. Succeeding generations; future times.
  3. 3. Following generations; descendants.

posterity - examples of usage

  1. We convey our name to posterity at the expence of our successor, and scaffold our way towards heaven up the walls of a steeple. - "An History of Birmingham (1783)", William Hutton.
  2. In what light then shall we be viewed by the future eye, if we neglect the interest of posterity? - "An History of Birmingham (1783)", William Hutton.
  3. In fact, that is the most important lesson of all for us to learn; the final purpose of all our thought about the world is to enable us to make it a happier and a better world for ourselves and our posterity to live in. - "The Book of Life: Vol. I Mind and Body; Vol. II Love and Society", Upton Sinclair.
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