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Usage examples for posterity

  1. I did not know I was to please his grandmother, and not posterity." – Hillsboro People by Dorothy Canfield
  2. The renunciations were then read; and by these the King of Spain and his posterity gave up all claim to the throne of France, and M. le Duc d'Orleans, and M. le Duc de Berry to succeed to that of Spain. – The Memoirs of Louis XIV., Volume 9 And His Court and of The Regency by Duc de Saint-Simon
  3. Are you going to tell them that it is for posterity they must strike? – A People's Man by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  4. There would be her children's children, her grandchildren's children, the whole posterity increasing from generation to generation. – Fruitfulness Fecondite by Emile Zola
  5. Of Davis' company there were men among the survivors who deserve well of posterity. – Reminiscences of Sixty Years in Public Affairs, Vol. 1 by George Boutwell
  6. Footnote 6: It was this difficulty which led Grotius to adopt the feeble exposition, " That teachers out of Judah's posterity would lead the people until the times of the Messiah, who would be the highest leader and commander of Jews and Gentiles." – Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions, v. 1 by Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg
  7. I think we take ourselves too seriously: our posterity will not be nearly so grave over us. – Confessions and Criticisms by Julian Hawthorne
  8. It was made with Abraham, not for himself and his posterity alone, but for all mankind: " In thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed." – Companion to the Bible by E. P. Barrows
  9. How will posterity this truth explain? – The Poetical Works of Edward Young, Volume 2 by Edward Young
  10. On the contrary, St. Paul rests most important conclusions on the fact, that one man, Adam, by personal death, brought death upon all his posterity. – The Bible: what it is by Charles Bradlaugh
  11. If not for the spirit of rebellion, of the defiance on the part of the American revolutionary fathers, their posterity would still wear the King's coat. – Anarchism and Other Essays by Emma Goldman
  12. Never before had Audrey heard anybody connect himself with posterity, and she was very much impressed. – The Lion's Share by E. Arnold Bennett
  13. Notwithstanding this, posterity will say jew, for the tendencies of language are paramount to all other influences. – The English Language by Robert Gordon Latham
  14. He gave to posterity strong, hearty, rugged men and women, he lived honorably, his labor was rewarded and he died ripe in years as a fitting tribute to his great achievements. – Treading the Narrow Way by R. E. Barrett
  15. Would it might be said, " the gratitude also of her posterity!" – Thaddeus of Warsaw by Jane Porter
  16. " For a writer of this class," observes an elegant critic, " must sustain the character of a wise man writing for the instruction of posterity; one who has studied to inform himself well, who has pondered his subject with care, and addresses himself to our judgment rather than to our imagination." – Knickerbocker's History of New York, Complete by Washington Irving
  17. As to the opinion of mankind in general, and the judgment which posterity will pass on these matters, I am under no great concern. – Letters to Sir William Windham and Mr. Pope by Lord Bolingbroke
  18. And here, I said, you write your books,- those books which have carried your name to all parts of the world, and will convey it down to posterity! – A Mortal Antipathy by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
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