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Definition after a person's death
  • a posthumous book
  • a posthumous award
  • I was a posthumous child.
    Dickens, Charles  --  David Copperfield
  • "Yes yes," said Caderousse; and his eyes glistened at the thought of this posthumous revenge.
    Dumas, Alexandre  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • I'm not about to recommend a posthumous medal.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • No, but it will destroy your case against him—posthumously on both parts.
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death
  • 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
  • My mind flashes to the letter Nabi had given me in Kabul, his posthumous confession.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • "Yes, yes," said Caderousse; and his eyes glistened at the thought of this posthumous revenge.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • 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
  • For his bravery, Don Ruhl received a posthumous Medal of Honor.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • She had his hand cut off posthumously to display for effect.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  Queen of Attolia
  • It is a virtue gone to seed: it is a kind of posthumous honor.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • 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
  • There was also 'Animal Hero, Second Class,' which was conferred posthumously on the dead sheep.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • 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
  • Almond, who had died at twenty-one, was nominated for a posthumous medal for bravery.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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