future life

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future life

a life after death; afterlife
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(ˈæf tərˌlaɪf, ˈɑf-)

1. life after death.
2. the later part of a person's life, as following retirement.
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He felt a reformed man, delivered from temptation; and the vision of his future life seemed to him as a promised land for which he had no cause to fight.
My natural sensibility had already been greatly affected by the sufferings of the unfortunate stranger and no sooner did I first behold him, than I felt that on him the happiness or Misery of my future Life must depend.
She was tempted at first to make a bundle of them, yet she knew very well that they would be of no use to her in her future life.
it was thy child's fate thou saw'st--thy own child's future life!"
And Norah was wrong to place a scruple of pride, and a hopeless belief in her sister which no strangers can be expected to share, above the higher claims of an attachment which might have secured the happiness and the prosperity of her future life.
Things like his mother's death, his departure from Winesburg, the uncertainty of his future life in the city, the seri- ous and larger aspects of his life did not come into his mind.
My father's mortal remains had been consigned to the tomb; and we, with sad faces and sombre garments, sat lingering over the frugal breakfast-table, revolving plans for our future life. My mother's strong mind had not given way beneath even this affliction: her spirit, though crushed, was not broken.
WHILE such happy prospects were opening on the future life of her friend, the time of Charlotte Henley was very differently occupied in the country.
Wonderful were the resolves he formed; beautiful and kindly were the vistas of future life that sped before him.
Almost as soon as I entered the house, I singled you out as the companion of my future life. But before I am run away with by my feelings on this subject, perhaps it would be advisable for me to state my reasons for marrying-- and, moreover, for coming into Hertfordshire with the design of selecting a wife, as I certainly did."
When they are gone, how shall I get through the months or years of my future life in company with that man - my greatest enemy?
reflection upon which is like to embitter all my future life, who it

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