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Definition of Posthumous


  1. Born after the death of the father, or taken from the dead body of the mother; as, a posthumous son or daughter.
  2. Published after the death of the author; as, posthumous works; a posthumous edition.
  3. Being or continuing after one's death; as, a posthumous reputation.

Posthumous Quotations

When I stop working the rest of the day is posthumous. I'm only really alive when I'm writing.
Tennessee Williams

It's an incredible con job when you think about it, to believe something now in exchange for something after death. Even corporations with their reward systems don't try to make it posthumous.
Gloria Steinem

One must be a living man and a posthumous artist.
Jean Cocteau

We take from the art of the past what we need. The variable posthumous reputations of even the greatest artists and the unpredictable revivals of interest in even the most obscure ones tend to reveal more about those who make revisionist assessments than about those who are being reassessed.
Martin Filler

Posthumous charities are the very essence of selfishness when bequeathed by those who, even alive, would part with nothing.
Charles Caleb Colton
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Posthumous Translations

posthumous in German is postum
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