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

Examples of the future in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The festivities Saturday will include showcases of student work, an art market and panel discussions on the future of car design and AI’s impact on creative work. Ashley Lee, Los Angeles Times, 6 June 2024 Eighty years ago, on June 6, 1944, Allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy in a history-altering battle for the future of humanity. Craig Shirley, National Review, 6 June 2024 Read More: 4 Charts That Show Why AI Progress Is Unlikely to Slow Down To do this, in 2022 Sevilla founded Epoch AI, a nonprofit research organization that investigates historical trends in AI and uses those trends to help predict how the technology might develop in the future. Will Henshall, TIME, 5 June 2024 The group wants Meta to proactively remove all of the torture videos and images, and prevent any from being posted in the future. Kate Irwin, PCMAG, 5 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for the future 

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“The future.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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