posterity [ po-ster-i-tee ]
1. succeeding or future generations collectively: Judgment of this age must be left to posterity.
2. all descendants of one person: His fortune was gradually dissipated by his posterity.
WORDS RELATED TO POSTERITY
lineage, brood, family, progeny, breed, offspring, seed, issue, stock, descendants, children, unborn
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Origin: 1350–1400; Middle English posterite < Latin posteritās, noun derivative of posterus coming after. See posterior, -ity
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR POSTERITY
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RAND PAUL’S MANY LEATHER-BOUND BOOKS|OLIVIA NUZZI|NOVEMBER 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As he once told Brassai, the Gagosian exhibition catalog states, “I want to leave as complete a record as possible for posterity.”
REVEALING THE UNSEEN PICASSO|JUSTIN JONES|NOVEMBER 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Her face was cast into a plaster mold, preserving her shy smile for posterity.
BROOKLYN’S MUSEUM OF DEATH: INSIDE MORBID ANATOMY’S HOUSE OF INTRIGUING HORRORS|NINA STROCHLIC|JULY 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And our victory in that war decided not just a century, but shaped the security and well-being of all posterity.
D-DAY 70TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS: QUEEN, OBAMA, MERKEL, PUTIN AND CAMERON IN FRANCE|TOM SYKES|JUNE 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If not for posterity, if not for the defense of the United States Constitution, then do it for Mickey.
OUR DUMB PURITAN LAWS: SEX BANS AND ILLEGAL ADULTERY|KEVIN BLEYER|APRIL 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Comedy is the title which Dante gives to his trilogy and posterity has added the prefix adjective divine.
DANTE: "THE CENTRAL MAN OF ALL THE WORLD"|JOHN T. SLATTERY
Still the falsehood will go down to posterity,” said Lady Clementina; “and after ages will think I was a gambler.
NATURE AND ART|MRS. INCHBALD
It is only now, now, for the first time, that I have been fancying myself going down to posterity in the company of the immortals.
THE GORGEOUS ISLE|GERTRUDE ATHERTON
The nature of her relations to him should ensure the preservation of her name to posterity.
WOMEN OF MODERN FRANCE (ILLUSTRATED)|HUGO PAUL THIEME (1870-1940)
To have broken his word is a crime for which posterity will never forgive Moore.
MY RECOLLECTIONS OF LORD BYRON|TERESA GUICCIOLI
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