Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Born after the father's death: published after the death of the author.

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Usage examples "posthumous":

  1. It said that, while it was possessed by every wish to understand the author and to sympathise with him in the hideous ruin of his brilliant career, it was impossible, except in a very few instances, to regard his posthumous book as anything but a mere literary feat. - "Oscar Wilde", Leonard Cresswell Ingleby.
  2. Hours seemed to have gone by, and yet these two indefatigable old men showed no sign of bringing their loyal, if posthumous, performance to a close. - "The Triumph of Hilary Blachland", Bertram Mitford.
  3. Posthumous Papers of the Cadger's Club. - "Life of Charles Dickens", Frank Marzials.