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futurity

[fyoo-too r-i-tee, -tyoo r-, -choo r-, -chur-]
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noun, plural fu·tu·ri·ties.
  1. future time: Such discussion is better left to futurity.
  2. future generations; posterity: What will futurity say about this?
  3. the afterlife: the promise of eternal rest in futurity.
  4. a future state or condition; a future event, possibility, or prospect: We are concerned about the futurity of unsubsidized opera. His tactfulness remains more of a futurity than a reality.
  5. the quality of being future: the futurity of the end of the world.
  6. Also called futurity race. Horse Racing. a race, usually for two-year-olds, in which the entrants are selected long before the race is run, sometimes before the birth of the foal.
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Origin of futurity

First recorded in 1595–1605; future + -ity
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Related Words for futurity

prospect, outlook, millennium, destiny, fate, hereafter, futurity, eternity, infinity, expectation, posterity, offing, morrow, tomorrow, afterward, aftertime

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Historical Examples of futurity

  • It was as though the involuntary kiss had lurched him forward into a futurity of misery.

    Thoroughbreds

    W. A. Fraser

  • Futurity can be no source of alarm to him who is conscious of acting right.

  • Political economy was still sleeping in the womb of futurity.

    Bunyan

    James Anthony Froude

  • As to leave, it has again vanished into the limbo of futurity.

  • "Emma, I think you have the worst of this peeping into futurity," said Mary, laughing.

    The Settlers in Canada

    Frederick Marryat


British Dictionary definitions for futurity

futurity

noun plural -ties
  1. a less common word for future
  2. the quality of being in the future
  3. a future event
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Word Origin and History for futurity

n.

c.1600, from future + -ity.

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