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
Standing on the sidewalk across from the billboard, Tom Valentino of Painesville, Ohio, snapped some final photographs for posterity.
The Warriors will replay those 15-foot turnarounds over Hill for posterity.
Yet the astonishing historical confluence of one of the last African slaves in America and one of the great American writers was somehow shrugged off by posterity.
But his account does pry open the closed doors of the most unconventional White House in decades, and along with other insider accounts is certain to play a role in how this unusual President is remembered by posterity.
In stoppage time, with the trophy already won, Marco Asensio gave Real a fourth, some padding for posterity.
On May 17, 2018, in a gift to posterity, the organizer, publisher and political strategist donated 16 cubic feet of personal papers and artifacts.
But the eight clergy came off looking bad for posterity, their names attached to the top of King's elegant document when it was reprinted in history and literary textbooks.
The arrival of Europeans put this place on a path that, while often painful, has been recorded for posterity.
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: people in the future
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