Examples of posterity in a Sentence
- Her broad aim is to reconcile the image of Johnson—the clubbable man, loved by posterity as well as by his contemporaries—and the man racked by disease and tormented by his fear of madness. —Frank Kermode, New York Review of Books, 22 June 2006
- Posterity looks for hooks to hang old reputations on … —John Updike, New York Review of Books, 15 July 2004
- The restructuring of the New York Yankees began five days after that broken-bat bloop by Luis Gonzalez parachuted to posterity behind second base, clinching the World Series for the Arizona Diamondbacks and breaking the Yankees' run of three titles. —Tom Verducci, Sports Illustrated, 24-31 Dec. 2001
- It was puzzling to own trees—they were not owned the way a business is owned or even a house is owned. If anything, they were held in trust. In trust. Yes, for all of posterity, beginning with Merry and her kids. —Philip Roth, American Pastoral, 1997
Posterity will remember her as a woman of courage and integrity.
A record of the events was preserved for posterity.
The truth about what happened will be known to posterity.
Recent Examples of posterity from the Web
Unfortunately, attempts to capture Lewis' life for posterity fell short.
But old postcards still have charm as historical artifacts that offer a window to familiar landmarks — and save for posterity some unfamiliar ones.
Some inside the column, however, were saved for posterity.
Directors Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis capture the transformation of several local residents into activists and preserve for posterity an intimate, visceral portrait of a pivotal moment in recent American history.
They might be Instagrammed for posterity with the cheerful jeers of your teammates filling the background.
America was, until this past generation, a white country, designed for ourselves and our posterity.
Anytime a coach or player jumps on board, the headlines are more for posterity’s sake.
Unsurprisingly, the model's big day was captured for posterity by Vogue.
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Origin and Etymology of posterity
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of posterity for English Language Learners
: people in the future
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Definition of posterity for Students
- She'll be remembered by posterity.
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