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Definition of Posterity

Posterity

  1. The race that proceeds from a progenitor; offspring to the furthest generation; the aggregate number of persons who are descended from an ancestor of a generation; descendants; -- contrasted with ancestry; as, the posterity of Abraham.
  2. Succeeding generations; future times.

Posterity Quotations

The Constitution of the United States was made not merely for the generation that then existed, but for posterity- unlimited, undefined, endless, perpetual posterity.
Henry Clay

A man doesn't plant a tree for himself. He plants it for posterity.
Alexander Smith

Christopher Columbus, as everyone knows, is honored by posterity because he was the last to discover America.
James Joyce

Posterity! You will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom! I hope you will make a good use of it.
John Adams

I think it better to do right, even if we suffer in so doing, than to incur the reproach of our consciences and posterity.
Robert E. Lee
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Posterity Translations

posterity in Dutch is nageslacht
posterity in German is Nachwelt
posterity in Latin is proles, posteri
posterity in Spanish is posteridad
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