futurity

Part of speech: noun

The future.

Part of speech: noun

The state of being future.

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Usage examples "futurity":

  1. Again, from the idea of futurity we get the idea of contingency, and this explains the subjunctive power of be. - "The English Language", Robert Gordon Latham.
  2. 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", Henry Fielding.
  3. 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", George Manville Fenn.