from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The future.
- n. The quality or condition of being in or of the future.
- n. A future event or possibility.
- n. Sports A futurity race.
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- n. the future
- n. the state of being in the future.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. State of being that is yet to come; future state.
- n. Future time; time to come; the future.
- n. Event to come; a future event.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being future, or not yet existent.
- n. Future time; time to come.
- n. The world in future times; that which or those who will exist in the future.
- n. A future event; something yet to come: in this sense a plural is used.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the time yet to come
- n. the quality of being in or of the future
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He spoke of a new era that was dawning upon the world; an era that would link soul to soul, and the present life to what we call futurity, with a closeness that should finally convert both worlds into one great, mutually conscious brotherhood.
The revelation of the secrets of futurity is sweet to one at first, but bitter and distasteful to our natural man, when we learn the cross which is to be borne before the crown shall be won.
In the midst of an eloquent and impassioned remonstrance with the Sceptic who, even when overwhelmed by the disasters of a present world, renounces all trust in futurity, she weaves some touching reflections upon a catastrophe, the remembrance of which will ever fall with surpassing sadness upon the spirit of a great people.
I am the celestial Spirit to whom eternal futurity is known.
As though pursuing the serpentine river that in a Claudean painting unifies the diminutive human foreground with its vast skies, we now follow this "wanderer Man" into the "boundless void" of "futurity" -- or, in more painful moments, back into this human dilemma: "when affliction bade his spirit bleed,/If 'twere a Father's love or Tyrant's wrath decreed?"
To the extent that apocalyptic eschatology is retained in the New Testament this mythological conception has the existential meaning of representing futurity, that is, the charismatic, or the character of grace of God's liberating word: new life fulfills itself solely in the acceptance of the “freedom of the children of God.”
On the third point: hope implies a defect, namely the futurity of blessedness, which will cease when blessedness is present.
Reply Obj. 3: Hope implies a certain defect, namely the futurity of happiness, which ceases when happiness is present: whereas fear implies a natural defect in a creature, in so far as it is infinitely distant from God, and this defect will remain even in heaven.
But we must remember that the dull vision of mortal man cannot pierce the veil of futurity, which is as crystal to the all-beholding eye of the First
When men have once allowed themselves to think no more of what is to befall them after life, they readily lapse into that complete and brutal indifference to futurity, which is but too conformable to some propensities of mankind.