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- The future.
- 1832, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Heath's Book of Beauty, 1833, The Talisman, page 66:
- Charles's was just an exciting consciousness; and he paced the streets, sometimes roused into disdain of the busy and thoughtless crowd around, but oftener lost in gloomy dreams of that futurity whose depths he was so soon to explore.
- 1895, H. G. Wells, chapter XIII, in The Time Machine:
- Now instead of reversing the levers I had pulled them over so as to go forward with them, and when I came to look at these indicators I found that the thousands hand was sweeping round as fast as the seconds hand of a watch, into futurity.
- The state of being in the future.
- A future event.
- 1742, Edward Young, The Complaint: or Night-Thoughts on Life, Death & Immortality, Night I:
- […] on this perhaps,
This peradventure, infamous for lies,
As on a rock of adamant, we build
Our mountain hopes; spin out eternal schemes,
As we the fatal sisters could out-spin,
And, big with life’s futurities, expire.
- (the future): aftertime, to-be; see also Thesaurus:the future
- (state of being in the future): futurition
- (a future event): maybe