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future

[′fyü·chər]
(relativity)
For an event in space-time, those events that can be reached by a signal that is emitted at the original event and moves at a speed less than or equal to the speed of light in a vacuum.
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For the first time, she associated those possibilities with the past conduct and characters, with the future lives and fortunes of the orphan sisters.
Several sweeping changes may be expected in the near future, now that there is team-play between the Bell System and the Western Union.
Into the future or the past--I don't, for certain, know which.
Amazed at his own want of success, the youth then intimated his intention of making a future application for her favour.
While oppressed with present ills they struggle to obtain a fancied existence under happier auspices, furnishing a healthful and important lesson to man, that never ceases to remind him of a future that is to repair every wrong, apply a balm to every wound, if he will only make a timely provision for its wants.
That was an ugly fault in Arthur's life, that affair last summer, but the future should make amends.
The friend of Marmaduke was his only child; and to this son, on his marriage with a lady to whom the father was particularly partial, the Major gave a complete conveyance of his whole estate, consisting of money in the funds, a town and country residence, sundry valuable farms in the old parts of the colony, and large tracts of wild land in the new—in this manner throwing himself upon the filial piety of his child for his own future maintenance.
The constructive plan of Malicorne -- for we may well suppose that the combinations of a mind as active as his were not confined to the present, but extended to the future -- the constructive plan of Malicorne, we say, was this: -- To obtain entrance into the household of Madame Henrietta for a woman devoted to himself, who was intelligent, young, handsome, and intriguing; to learn, by means of this woman, all the feminine secrets of the young household, whilst he, Malicorne, and his friend Manicamp, should, between them, know all the male secrets of the young community.
These witnesses were worthy persons; one, a cavalry sergeant, was under obligations to Luigi, contracted on the battlefield, obligations which are never obliterated from the heart of an honest man; the other, a master-mason, was the proprietor of the house in which the young couple had hired an apartment for their future home.
If there is a God and future life, there is truth and good, and man's highest happiness consists in striving to attain them.
To all the facts which he knew, he added imaginary facts both present and future which became more real to him than those because they called up a stronger dislike, a more predominating bitterness.
There will be no lack of fairy-tale authors in the future, I am sure.