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posterity
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War and Peace
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  • "Posterity will do him justice," he concluded, and at once turned to Pierre.
  • Let our remotest posterity recall your achievements this day with pride.
  • The first and chief object of our Order, the foundation on which it rests and which no human power can destroy, is the preservation and handing on to posterity of a certain important mystery…. which has come down to us from the remotest ages, even from the first man—a mystery on which perhaps the fate of mankind depends.
  • And the exile, separated from the beloved France so dear to his heart, died a lingering death on that rock and bequeathed his great deeds to posterity.
  • It is natural that these and a countless and infinite quantity of other reasons, the number depending on the endless diversity of points of view, presented themselves to the men of that day; but to us, to posterity who view the thing that happened in all its magnitude and perceive its plain and terrible meaning, these causes seem insufficient.
  • Not only did his contemporaries, carried away by their passions, talk in this way, but posterity and history have acclaimed Napoleon as grand, while Kutuzov is described by foreigners as a crafty, dissolute, weak old courtier, and by Russians as something indefinite—a sort of puppet useful only because he had a Russian name.
  • When they heard Napoleon’s proclamation offering them, as compensation for mutilation and death, the words of posterity about their having been in the battle before Moscow, they cried "Vive l’Empereur!" just as they had cried "Vive l’Empereur!" at the sight of the portrait of the boy piercing the terrestrial globe with a toy stick, and just as they would have cried "Vive l’Empereur!" at any nonsense that might be told them.
  • NAPOLEON MOSCOW, OCTOBER 30, 1812 Kutuzov replied: "I should be cursed by posterity were I looked on as the initiator of a settlement of any sort.

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  • we must secure the benefits of freedom for ourselves and our posterity
  • Well, to hear the Post tell it, we lynch ’cause for breakfast; the Journal doesn’t care; and the Times is so wrapped up in its duty to posterity it bores you to death.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman

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