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posterity
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Definition all future generations

More rarely, posterity can refer to the future generations descended from an individual.
  • we must secure the benefits of freedom for ourselves and our posterity
  • Flashbulbs pop as photographers capture the moment for posterity.
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • "Since you have preserved my narration," said he, "I would not that a mutilated one should go down to posterity."
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • 45:7 And God sent me before you to preserve you a posterity in the earth, and to save your lives by a great deliverance.
    The Bible  --  Genesis
  • In it, he writes his reflections on killing Lincoln, just to make sure that his point of view is properly recorded for posterity.
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • Cesar made his way to Angel, and when his young pitcher saw him, he leaped into Cesar's arms as photographers captured the moment for posterity.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • The tabloids have dubbed it for posterity.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • He knew that Hitler would be in favor of anything that might astonish posterity.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • Posterity, perhaps, will know.
    Henry James  --  The American
  • One of the guys took a photo of me for posterity, holding up the brass.
    Chris Kyle  --  American Sniper
  • This is for posterity, remember.
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride
  • You mean a name, and fame with posterity?
    Hermann Hesse  --  Steppenwolf
  • I wanted the yearbook to record for posterity that I had once had flaming ambition, but I could think of nothing very exciting.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • What if they tell me this curving line branching into three oval shapes is a pomegranate and that my mother was wishing me fertility and posterity?
    Amy Tan  --  The Joy Luck Club
  • Posterity will pillory the Bourbons of the commissarocracy together with their dirty deeds.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • I had another adventure, which puts this matter out of doubt, and which may be an instruction for posterity in the case of a pickpocket.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Moll Flanders
  • I was hoping someone might write it down for posterity, but no one did.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • Point me to one who will dare do it and I will show you one who will dare the infamy of posterity.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • By it the blessings of liberty are forever withheld from women and their female posterity.
    Susan B. Anthony  --  On Women's Right to Vote
  • I have gone through so much in the last few hours that I feel capable of writing a whole treatise on the conduct of life for the instruction of posterity.
    Anton Chekhov  --  Uncle Vanya

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