posterity

All Noun
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  • I think if we did two takes, then it was just for posterity.
  • Their posterity was to be more numerous than all the other nations of the world. Cited from Superstition In All Ages (1732), by Jean Meslier
  • If you serve the present, the present will pay; posterity does not pay. Cited from Woman and Womanhood, by C. W. Saleeby
  • And long may he live and his good works follow him and his posterity forever. Cited from The Story of Mattie J. Jackson, by L. S. Thompson
  • He cannot write for posterity, nor can he live in a day-dream world of his own. Cited from Studies in Early Victorian Literature, by Frederic Harrison
  • A man does not plant a tree for himself, he plants it for posterity. Cited from Dreamthorp, by Alexander Smith
  • They left their records, as we leave our records, for posterity to discover. Cited from Woman and Womanhood, by C. W. Saleeby
  • The question whether this or that man is great or small is one which only posterity can answer. Cited from A Book of Prefaces, by H. L. Mencken
  • As his two sons did not father any children of their own, his daughters carried his posterity.
  • The mirror effect was introduced so that he could leave his name for posterity.
  • She left a very small posterity to the public at large.
  • It was this idea that was to really make his name in dance for posterity.
  • It is not a question of what posterity can do for us. Cited from Woman and Womanhood, by C. W. Saleeby
  • Whatever America holds that may be of value to posterity will not pass away. Cited from Modern American Prose Selections, by Various
  • Before that time, the individual had to be content that his posterity continued within the holy nation.
  • It is true that "posterity" has never done anything of the sort for us. Cited from Scientific American, Volume 36, No. 8, February 24, 1877
  • Therefore he has left nothing to posterity which the world would not very willingly let die.
  • The poems of both will live, and have justice done them by posterity. Cited from Advice to a Young Man upon First Going to Oxford, by Edward Berens
  • Not so: we write from the full heart within, And leave posterity to find her own. Cited from The Works of Christopher Marlowe, Vol. 3 (of 3), by Christopher Marlowe
  • If the matter had stopped here, posterity would probably have shared Washington's feeling. Cited from The War of Independence, by John Fiske
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Meaning of posterity

  • noun All future generations