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 ?
Bounderby closed the door, and stood before the fire; projecting himself after his old explosive manner into his portrait - and into futurity.
I was glad that this project was one of futurity. There never were such people as the Shimerdas for wanting to give away everything they had.
The sheriff gave a loud hem, that rang far in the forest, and keeping his eyes fixed on objects before him like a man who is looking deep into 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. Constitutions of civil government are not to be framed upon a calculation of existing exigencies, but upon a combination of these with the probable exigencies of ages, according to the natural and tried course of human affairs.
how eloquent, at least, were her wishes on the side of early warm attachment, and a cheerful confidence in futurity, against that over-anxious caution which seems to insult exertion and distrust Providence!
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. At first I scarce thought of stopping, scarce thought of anything but these new sensations.
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.
"A certain person had an aunt, who boasted of particular skill in fortune-telling with cards, and who was constantly being stormed by persons that wanted to have a peep into futurity. But she was full of mystery about her art, in which a certain pair of magic spectacles did her essential service.
There dwelt, there trode, the feet of one with whom she deemed herself connected in a union that, unrecognised on earth, would bring them together before the bar of final judgment, and make that their marriage-altar, for a joint futurity of endless retribution.
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. The fever of his body aided the impatience and agony of his mind, and his death-bed exhibited a mixture of the newly awakened feelings of horror, combating with the fixed and inveterate obstinacy of his disposition; a fearful state of mind, only to be equalled in those tremendous regions, where there are complaints without hope, remorse without repentance, a dreadful sense of present agony, and a presentiment that it cannot cease or be diminished!
Freed from the real king, it would have been impossible in all futurity to guess the false.