the future


: the events that will happen after the present time
It's impossible to predict the future.
grammar : a verb tense that is used to refer to the future : future tense

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Here’s what experts had to say about the future of the Sunshine Protection Act, how sunlight has an effect on health, and ways to optimize sleep throughout the year. Julia Landwehr, Health, 11 Mar. 2023 Separately, analysts and politicians of all backgrounds said the news underscored how Israelis needed to quickly solve the domestic crisis about the future of the Israeli judiciary, in order to focus on more pressing concerns like Iran. Patrick Kingsley, New York Times, 10 Mar. 2023 Kafka Summit is the best place to learn this data streaming technology, bringing the Kafka community together to share best practices, discover how to build next-generation systems, and share insights about the future of streaming technologies. Adi Polak, Forbes, 8 Mar. 2023 Clayton County Interim Superintendent Anthony Smith will talk about the future of the district during a livestream event at 10 a.m. Tuesday on Facebook, YouTube and other social media sites. Leon Stafford, ajc, 6 Mar. 2023 Economists have rarely been so divided about the future aside from during recession, and sensible investors shouldn’t have much confidence in their own forecasts, either. James Mackintosh, WSJ, 4 Mar. 2023 The huge jump in Tesla stock purchases coincides with increasing retail investor optimism about the future of the U.S. stock market overall. Bywill Daniel, Fortune, 3 Mar. 2023 Alabama singer Randy Owen is hanging out at his farm on Lookout Mountain in Alabama, enjoying the weather and thinking about the future. Cindy Watts, Peoplemag, 3 Mar. 2023 There’s also worry about the future of the race because of climate change. Mark Thiessen, Anchorage Daily News, 1 Mar. 2023 See More

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“The future.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Mar. 2023.

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