One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Grammar. Designating a tense of the passive voice of Greek verbs, chiefly used to indicate that an event will take place immediately. Also in figurative context. Now archaic.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in Lindley Murray (1745–1826), grammarian and lawyer. From classical Latin paulō post a little after (from paulō by a little, use as adverb of ablative of paulus (also paullus) little, small (from the same Indo-European base as paucus few: see pauci-) + post after: see post-) + future, after post-classical Latin paulo post futurum the future after a little, itself after Hellenistic Greek ὁ μετ' ὀλίγον μέλλων. With the noun compare French paulo-post-futur.
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.