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  • a posthumous book
  • a posthumous award
  • Posthumously?
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • It was the slave boy Artiste who had provided me with the wherewithal for much of this summer’s sojourn in Brooklyn; by the posthumous sacrifice of his flesh and hide he had done a great deal to keep me afloat during the early stages of my book, so perhaps it was divine justice that Artiste would support me no longer.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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  • My mind flashes to the letter Nabi had given me in Kabul, his posthumous confession.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • Almond, who had died at twenty-one, was nominated for a posthumous medal for bravery.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • There was also ’Animal Hero, Second Class,’ which was conferred posthumously on the dead sheep.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • "Yes, yes," said Caderousse; and his eyes glistened at the thought of this posthumous revenge.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • "I think I should have used more foresight about arranging my departure," he confessed to his diary, significant portions of which were published posthumously in a five-part story by Kris Capps in theFairbanks Daily News-Miner.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • Everyone talked about how sweet it was that she had this posthumous token of her love and she naturally did not disabuse their minds.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind

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  • I was a posthumous child.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • Another report states that he was a very posthumous child.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Thousands of petals, ripe-blown and silkily smooth, like the cheeks of innumerable little cherubs, but of cherubs, in that bright light, not exclusively pink and Aryan, but also luminously Chinese, also Mexican, also apoplectic with too much blowing of celestial trumpets, also pale as death, pale with the posthumous whiteness of marble.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • For his bravery, Don Ruhl received a posthumous Medal of Honor.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • Before he read the posthumous letter he had resolved to be first among them, but afterward he was not certain of anything.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • She had the ransacking of the wardrobes of the two defunct ladies, and cut and hacked their posthumous finery so as to suit her own tastes and figure.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • Climbing aboard he must have been thinking of those things, while Mama, nodoubt, was thinking of the mother at Manzanar who had already received a posthumous Congressional Medal of Honor on behalf of her son who’d been killed in Italy.
    Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston  --  Farewell to Manzanar
  • Now after thirty-four years, the commemorations and interviews and presentations of posthumous honors have almost stopped, so that for months at a time Dede is able to take up her own life again.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
  • As regarded Judge Pyncheon, it seemed probable, at first blush, that the mode of his final departure might give him a larger and longer posthumous vogue than ordinarily attends the memory of a distinguished man.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • All day long, she realized, she had been feeling strange, and seeing strangely, as though everything was already long in the past, made more vivid by posthumous ironies she could not quite grasp.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • The no-risk bonus coupon below gives you guaranteed access to dozens of documented cases of life after death, everlasting life, previous-life experiences, posthumous life in outer space, transmigration of souls, and personalized resurrection through stream-of-consciousness computer techniques.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • She had just finished reading The Diary of Anne Frank in sophomore English class, and like all the other girls, she was imbued with a sense that she too was different, an innocent on a path to tragedy that would make her posthumously admired.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter’s Daughter
  • …Aureliano, read aloud without skipping the chanted encyclicals that Melquiades himself had made Arcadio listen to and that were in reality the prediction of his execution, and he found the announcement of the birth of the most beautiful woman in the world who was rising up to heaven in body and soul, and he found the origin of the posthumous twins who gave up deciphering the parchments, not simply through incapacity and lack of drive, but also because their attempts were premature.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • No, but it will destroy your case against him—posthumously on both parts.
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death
  • It is a virtue gone to seed: it is a kind of posthumous honor.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • She had his hand cut off posthumously to display for effect.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  Queen of Attolia
  • I’m not about to recommend a posthumous medal.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • He was never going to be able to tell anyone about his triumphs, not even in posthumous memoirs.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • There were no legacies, no annuities, none of the posthumous bustle with which some of the dead prolong their activities.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • All her devotion was given to George who was like his father; and her care was for Gerald, born posthumously and very delicate.
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Sketch of the Past
  • Since martial law had been declared and the guards might, from a certain angle, be regarded as on active service, they were awarded posthumously the military medal.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • Mavity Bence was a widow, living at home with her father, Gideon Himes; she had one child left, a daughter; but the clothing for which she had sent was an outfit made for a son, the posthumous offspring of his father; and the babe had not lived long enough to wear it.
    Grace MacGowan Cooke  --  The Power and the Glory
  • Then we buried them with full honors to the strains of "This Land Is Ours" and with the posthumous rank of PFC, the first of our boot regiment to go that high — because a cap trooper isn’t necessarily expected to stay alive (dying is part of his trade) …. but they care a lot about how you die.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers
  • I did not begrudge him this triumph in articulo mortis, this almost posthumous illusion of having trampled all the earth under his feet.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Lord Jim
  • Keeping up the metaphor of the political guillotine, the whole may be considered as the POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF A DECAPITATED SURVEYOR: and the sketch which I am now bringing to a close, if too autobiographical for a modest person to publish in his lifetime, will readily be excused in a gentleman who writes from beyond the grave.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • When Henry Lavender called a third time, she was engrossed in a book of stories, repeatedly exclaiming that the author should be given a Posthumous Nobel.
    Nicole Krauss  --  The History of Love
  • My mother is always giving out Posthumous Nobels.
    Nicole Krauss  --  The History of Love
  • As soon as he was in his carriage, he again consulted the posthumous letter and told the coachman to take him to an obscure location in the old slave quarter.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • But three weeks later he received a copy of the posthumous letter, and then he surrendered to the truth.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • His father’s posthumous letter, more than the telegram with the bad news, hurled him headlong against the certainty of death.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • He stared at her openly, at her intense mourning, at the dignity of her grief, and then he understood that this was a useless visit because she knew more than he did about everything stated and explained in Jeremiah de Saint-Amour’s posthumous letter.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • His bold and gallant action in the face of overwhelming odds enabled his teammates to escape without loss; he was awarded posthumously the Medal of Honor.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers
  • He was commissioned two weeks later and his pips came back with their eighteenth decoration — the Wounded Lion, posthumous.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers
  • ’The sight of that watery-eyed old Jones mopping his bald head with a red cotton handkerchief, the sorrowing yelp of the dog, the squalor of that fly-blown cuddy which was the only shrine of his memory, threw a veil of inexpressibly mean pathos over Brierly’s remembered figure, the posthumous revenge of fate for that belief in his own splendour which had almost cheated his life of its legitimate terrors.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Lord Jim
  • Although there may be some truth in both hypotheses, this sort of posthumous off-the-rack psychoanalysis is a dubious, highly speculative enterprise that inevitably demeans and trivializes the absent analysand.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • "Yes yes," said Caderousse; and his eyes glistened at the thought of this posthumous revenge.
    Dumas, Alexandre  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • I was a posthumous child.
    Dickens, Charles  --  David Copperfield
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