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pos·ter·i·ty

 (pŏ-stĕr′ĭ-tē)
n.
1. Future generations: "Everything he writes is consigned to posterity" (Joyce Carol Oates).
2. All of a person's descendants.

[Middle English posterite, from Old French, from Latin posteritās, from posterus, coming after; see posterior.]

posterity

(pɒˈstɛrɪtɪ)
n
1. future or succeeding generations
2. all of one's descendants
[C14: from French postérité, from Latin posteritās future generations, from posterus coming after, from post after]

pos•ter•i•ty

(pɒˈstɛr ɪ ti)

n.
1. succeeding or future generations collectively.
2. all descendants of one person.
[1350–1400; Middle English posterite < Latin posteritās, n. derivative of posterus coming after. See posterior, -ity]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.posterity - all of the offspring of a given progenitor; "we must secure the benefits of freedom for ourselves and our posterity"
biological group - a group of plants or animals
2.posterity - all future generations
generation - group of genetically related organisms constituting a single step in the line of descent

posterity

noun
1. the future, future generations, succeeding generations A photographer recorded the scene for posterity.
2. descendants, children, family, issue, seed (chiefly biblical), heirs, offspring, progeny, scions the imputation of Adam's sin to all his posterity
Quotations
"`We are always doing,' says he, `something for Posterity, but I would fain see Posterity doing something for us.'" [Joseph Addison]

posterity

noun
A group consisting of those descended directly from the same parents or ancestors:
Translations
أجيال قادِمَه
potomstvo
eftertiden
utókor
komandi kynslóîir
būsimosios kartospalikuonys
nākamās paaudzesnākamība
potomstvo
gelecek kuşaklar

posterity

[pɒsˈterɪtɪ] Nposteridad f

posterity

[pɒˈstɛrɪti] npostérité fposter paint ngouache fpost exchange n (US)magasin m de l'arméepost-feminism [ˌpəʊstˈfɛmɪnɪzəm] npostféminisme mpost-feminist [ˌpəʊstˈfɛmɪnɪst]
adj [people, attitudes] → postféministe
n (= person) → postféministe mfpost-free [ˌpəʊstˈfriː] adj (British)franco (de port)

posterity

ndie Nachwelt; they videoed it for posteritysie haben es für die Nachwelt auf Video aufgenommen

posterity

[pɒsˈtɛrɪtɪ] nposterità

posterity

(poˈsterəti) noun
people coming after; future generations. The treasures must be kept for posterity.
References in classic literature ?
But the task would exceed our prerogatives; and, as history, like love, is so apt to surround her heroes with an atmosphere of imaginary brightness, it is probable that Louis de Saint Veran will be viewed by posterity only as the gallant defender of his country, while his cruel apathy on the shores of the Oswego and of the Horican will be forgotten.
Hence, too, might be drawn a weighty lesson from the little-regarded truth, that the act of the passing generation is the germ which may and must produce good or evil fruit in a far-distant time; that, together with the seed of the merely temporary crop, which mortals term expediency, they inevitably sow the acorns of a more enduring growth, which may darkly overshadow their posterity.
Their immediate posterity, the generation next to the early emigrants, wore the blackest shade of Puritanism, and so darkened the national visage with it, that all the subsequent years have not sufficed to clear it up.
For small erections may be finished by their first architects; grand ones, true ones, ever leave the copestone to posterity.
Likewise, by way of preliminary, I desire to remind the reader, that while in the earlier geological strata there are found the fossils of monsters now almost completely extinct; the subsequent relics discovered in what are called the Tertiary formations seem the connecting, or at any rate intercepted links, between the antichronical creatures, and those whose remote posterity are said to have entered the Ark; all the Fossil Whales hitherto discovered belong to the Tertiary period, which is the last preceding the superficial formations.
This American government--what is it but a tradition, though a recent one, endeavoring to transmit itself unimpaired to posterity, but each instant losing some of its integrity?
combine' will be the other way, and then how these fine people's posterity will fume and fret and grit their teeth over the insolent tyranny of trade unions
Here lies Wragge, embalmed in the tardy recognition of his species: he plowed, sowed, and reaped his fellow-creatures; and enlightened posterity congratulates him on the uniform excellence of his crops.
It was wonderful to see his face shining at us out of a thin cloud of these delicate fumes, as he stirred, and mixed, and tasted, and looked as if he were making, instead of punch, a fortune for his family down to the latest posterity.
said the Saxon; ``lead I cannot; but may posterity curse me in my grave, if I follow not with the foremost wherever thou shalt point the way The quarrel is mine, and well it becomes me to be in the van of the battle.
I consented to a monument, although there is, to me, no more bitterly ridiculous outcome of human vanity than the blocks raised to tell posterity that John Smith, or Jane Jackson, late of this parish, was born, lived, and died worth enough money to pay a mason to distinguish their bones from those of the unrecorded millions.
Whoever can there bring sufficient proof, that he has strictly observed the laws of his country for seventy-three moons, has a claim to certain privileges, according to his quality or condition of life, with a proportionable sum of money out of a fund appropriated for that use: he likewise acquires the title of SNILPALL, or legal, which is added to his name, but does not descend to his posterity.