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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

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

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

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

I would give no thought of what the world might say of me, if I could only transmit to posterity the reputation of an honest man.
Sam Houston
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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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