from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to the near future: as, a paulo-post-future effect.
- n. A future very near to the present.
- n. Noting a tense of Greek verbs, the future perfect.
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This jest would be pedantic in any case, since no one but schoolmasters and schoolboys knows what the paulo-post-future tense is.
What becomes of Mathilde we are not told, except that she devotes herself to her paulo-post-future infant.
Here, according to that paulo-post-future precedent which she did so much to create, the authoress was quite justified in leaving him at the end of a volume; and perhaps the present historian is, to compare small things with great, equally justified in heaving-to (to borrow from Mr. Kipling) and addressing a small critical sermon to such crew as he may have attracted.
Riggie, alas! unconscious of the Trojan horse within the walls, was going on with his story, full sail, the audience convulsed with the enjoyment of the present and the anticipation of the paulo-post-future; when in the very fifth act of the drama, out popped Sawney from his ambush, and pitched into the dismayed comedian.