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  • adv. after death

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a posthumous manner; after one's decease.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • After one's death; especially, after an author's death.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. after death


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  • My father was given his title posthumously, you know.

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  • When I wrote of Stalin victims being “posthumously rehabilitated,” the word posthumously was excised.

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  • LUDDEN: And posthumously, is that a possibility or no?

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  • A comparable book presented posthumously is called a Gedenkschrift memorial publication.

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  • Lt.Col. Evert, promoted posthumously, is one of 1,992 unaccounted - for US military personnel who went missing in action here, in Laos, and in Cambodia.

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  • He was promoted to Captain posthumously and buried at sea from USS Ranger, 4

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  • The fourth performer to be honoured last year was Heath Ledger, who won the 'Best Supporting Actor' title posthumously for his role in The Dark Knight.

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  • That winter, Joplin's record label posthumously released her last album,

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  • Although Livia had been called Augusta after her husband’s death and Antonia had been awarded the title posthumously, no woman before Agrippina had received it while she was the consort of the reigning emperor and, for good measure, the mother of the likely emperor-in-waiting.

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  • I love it!

    November 22, 2008

  • "That chick pea dip was delicious," said Tom posthumously.

    November 22, 2008

  • Etymoline for posthumous gives you your answer.

    January 7, 2007

  • Interesting ... nearly all of the definitions of this word list it as "after death", with mortality playing an important role in the definition. I always though that it simply meant "after the fact," which would still apply to "after death" but is not exclusively related to death. Anybody else use it this way?

    December 12, 2006