posthumously

adverb post·hu·mous·ly \ ˈpäs-chə-məs-lē also -tə- , -tyə- , -thə- ; päst-ˈhyü-məs- , ˈpōst- , -ˈyü- \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of posthumously

: after the death of the person in question
  • a book published posthumously
  • a medal awarded posthumously
  • Plath's magnificent Ariel, written mostly during the final months of her life and assembled posthumously by Hughes, takes the notion of confessional poetry to verbal and imaginative extremes.
  • —Christopher Benfey
  • Flannery O'Connor united both traditions and is duly, albeit posthumously, celebrated.
  • —Walker Percy

First Known Use of posthumously

1754

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