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
In the final hours, shortly before the experiment ended and the image was frozen for posterity, BlackVoid launched a surprise attack on the American flag.
Fortunately, someone did catch the performance and taped it for posterity.
In constructing his version of long-ago events, Morton relies heavily on the accounts of people who are dead and can’t be interviewed, people with their own prejudices, jealousies and agendas and people who never intended to write for posterity.
The tweet, screen-grabbed for posterity: — Where the corporate tax cut is going.
And that’s the sanitized version Prime Minister Robert Cecil (David Cecsarini) orders the Bard (Mark Ulrich) – Shag, here – to dramatize for posterity.
Steve Porino, Alpine skiing reporter: When Mikaela Shiffrin was losing her breakfast at the top of the mountain before her first of two runs in the slalom, Porino was there to note it for posterity.
According to experts, probably not, but for posterity’s sake, read this hybristophilia explainer to be sure.
Twitter user @dizzzymissy captured the horrifying moment for posterity.
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Origin and Etymology of posterity
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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