What does the word futurity mean?

Usage examples for futurity

  1. Surely those laborious writers, who have taken such infinite pains to destroy or weaken all the proofs of futurity, have not so far succeeded as to exclude us from hope. – The History of the Life of the Late Mr. Jonathan Wild the Great by Henry Fielding
  2. The doors were carefully locked, and Saul Harrington shuddered, his brow contracted, and he seemed to be looking far away into futurity as he followed his host upstairs into the study, where the cork was drawn, fresh cigars lit, and, after placing the keys in the cabinet drawer, another was opened, and an oblong book taken out. – The Mynns' Mystery by George Manville Fenn