futurity


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fu·tu·ri·ty

 (fyo͞o-to͝or′ĭ-tē, -tyo͝or′-, -cho͝or′-)
n. pl. fu·tu·ri·ties
1. The future.
2. The quality or condition of being in or of the future.
3. A future event or possibility.
4. Sports A futurity race.

futurity

(fjuːˈtjʊərɪtɪ) or

futurition

n, pl -ties
1. a less common word for future
2. the quality of being in the future
3. a future event

fu•tu•ri•ty

(fyuˈtʊər ɪ ti, -ˈtyʊər-, -ˈtʃʊər-, -ˈtʃɜr-)

n., pl. -ties.
1. future time.
2. future generations; posterity.
3. the afterlife.
4. a future state or condition; a future event, possibility, or prospect.
5. the quality of being future.
6. Also called futu′rity race`. a horse race, usu. for two-year-olds, in which the entrants are selected long before the race is run, sometimes before the birth of the foal.
[1595–1605]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.futurity - the time yet to comefuturity - the time yet to come      
time - the continuum of experience in which events pass from the future through the present to the past
kingdom come - the end of time; "you can wet the bed till kingdom come, for all I care"
by-and-by - an indefinite time in the future; "he'll get around to it in the sweet by-and-by"
offing - the near or foreseeable future; "there was a wedding in the offing"
tomorrow - the near future; "tomorrow's world"; "everyone hopes for a better tomorrow"
manana - an indefinite time in the future
2.futurity - the quality of being in or of the future
timing - the time when something happens
pastness - the quality of being past
nowness, presentness - the quality of being the present; "a study of the pastness of the present and...of the presentness of the past"- R.E.Spiller
Translations

futurity

n (form: = future time) → Zukunft f
References in classic literature ?
If she had seen his face when, safe in his own room, he looked at the picture of a severe and rigid young lady, with a good deal of hair, who appeared to be gazing darkly into futurity, it might have thrown some light upon the subject, especially when he turned off the gas, and kissed the picture in the dark.
The Mohican maintained his firm and haughty attitude; and his eyes, so far from deigning to meet her inquisitive look, dwelt steadily on the distance, as though it penetrated the obstacles which impeded the view and looked into futurity.
They evidently saw the approaching hour when the Long Knife would disposess them of their desirable habitations; and anxiously concerned for futurity, determined utterly to extirpate the whites out of Kentucke.
But who can see an inch into futurity beyond his nose?
But the moment had now arrived when earth and all his treasures were gliding from before his eyes, and when the savage Baron's heart, though hard as a nether millstone, became appalled as he gazed forward into the waste darkness of futurity.
In pursuing this inquiry, we must bear in mind that we are not to confine our view to the present period, but to look forward to remote futurity.
Had the convention attempted a positive enumeration of the powers necessary and proper for carrying their other powers into effect, the attempt would have involved a complete digest of laws on every subject to which the Constitution relates; accommodated too, not only to the existing state of things, but to all the possible changes which futurity may produce; for in every new application of a general power, the PARTICULAR POWERS, which are the means of attaining the OBJECT of the general power, must always necessarily vary with that object, and be often properly varied whilst the object remains the same.
But my mind was too confused to attend to it, so with a kind of madness growing upon me, I flung myself into futurity.
Yet he did not leave a foot of this granite wall, as impenetrable as futurity, without strict scrutiny; he did not see a fissure without introducing the blade of his hunting sword into it, or a projecting point on which he did not lean and press in the hopes it would give way.
Tarnish it not by any pensive shadow of the mind; for it may be that nothing of futurity will be brighter than the mere remembrance of what is now passing.
The mind of Judge Temple, at all times comprehensive, had received from his peculiar occupations a bias to look far into futurity, in his speculations on the improvements that posterity were to make in his lands.
Dreadfully staring Through muddy impurity, As when with the daring Last look of despairing Fixed on futurity.