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
Bell recorded their reactions for posterity and, in an act of true humanist benevolence, gave the video to Entertainment Weekly.
Take one of her Wonder Woman costumes home and put it aside for posterity.
That night, in a house in the suburbs, her father uploads the footage to his laptop for posterity.
None of the narratives is recorded for posterity, though, so catch this event at the Theatre at Ace Hotel or don’t catch it at all.
Foreigner has determined the next 40th anniversary reunion for its original members -- and plans to preserve it for posterity.
Even former presidents far better at simulating modesty have been unable to resist monumentalizing themselves for posterity.
However, Olson does a tremendous service to the Chicagoans whose influence on the city was far greater than posterity has given them credit for.
Blood and company aren’t the only ones working on preserving the sounds on the brittle, easily broken discs 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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