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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR POSTERITY

Here the posterity of your Mynherr Knickerbocker do likewise.

A great debt has been contracted in securing to us and our posterity the Union.

He is the representative of Posterity,—the man of an age to come.

He enjoys not a little--it has been often said--of the position of posterity.

His own public had unjustly neglected him, posterity consigned his operas to oblivion.

The sin of Adam and Eve involved the ruin of their posterity.

Such a cat should have been embalmed for the benefit of posterity.

They certainly did not wait altogether for the revenges of posterity.

The verdict of posterity in his case may be safely anticipated.

Her ladyship could not answer for such a loss to her family and posterity.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French posterité (14c.), from Latin posteritatem (nominative posteritas) "future, future time; after-generation, offspring;" literally "the condition of coming after," from posterus "coming after, subsequent," from post "after" (see post-). Old English words for this included æftercneoreso, framcynn.

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