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1[mass noun] All future generations of people:‘the victims' names are recorded for posterity’
future generations, succeeding generations, those who come after usView synonyms
- ‘Scorebooks can reveal the statistics, and the result of matches is recorded for posterity.’
- ‘So this picture records for posterity a scene of village life that has been lost forever.’
- ‘A photographer recorded the event for posterity and departed.’
- ‘In those days, I never went anywhere without my trusty camera, so I even recorded it for posterity.’
- ‘On the wall behind him, photographs record for posterity his triumphant expression on completing the London Marathon.’
- ‘It can be very daunting doing vocals when you know it's going down on record for posterity!’
- ‘Many have digital cameras and camcorders to record the special moments for posterity.’
- ‘Whether this is due to the lack of other cultural assets these people can leave to posterity is a moot point.’
- ‘Ok, the good thing about ‘the internet’ is that it allows teenage stunts to be recorded for posterity.’
- ‘Special occasions are recorded for posterity by the subjects themselves.’
- ‘York's year of Millennium celebrations are to be captured on videotape for posterity for present and future generations.’
- ‘The first Olympics in 776BC consisted of one event - a race won by Coroebus, of whom posterity has recorded little else.’
- ‘Gramophone companies had made it possible to record their work for posterity.’
- ‘The move would effectively record for posterity the names of all those supporters who helped the new club get off the ground.’
- ‘But hasten to say that if those revelations were a mere fabrication, then let posterity judge us as a nation.’
- ‘Bad enough I should have to think about it without suffering the indignity of attempting to record it for posterity.’
- ‘She stood filming the whole spectacle with her video camera - as if there weren't enough cameras around to record the event for posterity.’
- ‘His influence as a composer was much greater than posterity has generally recognized.’
- ‘Interested in Greek as well as Ottoman and Persian culture, he was eager to present himself to posterity as the new Alexander the Great.’
- ‘Similarly, if you have an interesting story to tell, get started on that article now, and have it recorded for posterity.’
- 1.1archaic [in singular] The descendants of a person:‘God offered Abraham a posterity like the stars of heaven’
descendants, heirs, successors, offspring, children, family, progeny, scionsView synonyms
- ‘The law must be designed to defend the people, and their posterity, the general welfare.’
- ‘The interests of the posterity shall rule in defining the interests of the general welfare.’
- ‘The goal of Enoch's prayer, and Mahalalel's command, is to preserve the posterity of the righteous.’
Late Middle English: from Old French posterite, from Latin posteritas, from posterus following.
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