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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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As politics becomes less of a game and more of a responsibility, the telephone of the future will doubtless be supervised by some sort of public committee, which will have power to pass upon complaints, and to prevent the nuisance of duplication and the swindle of watering stock.
Several sweeping changes may be expected in the near future, now that there is team-play between the Bell System and the Western Union.
Van Brandt, unreservedly acknowledging that she had contemplated another future than the future now set before her.
Mary's future was now entirely in her lover's hands.
Doubts thronged on her of the dark days to come; dread beset her of the hidden danger which her own silence toward Norah and Magdalen might store up in the near future.
For the first time, she associated those possibilities with the past conduct and characters, with the future lives and fortunes of the orphan sisters.
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.
I am afraid we must part, unless you can consent to receive twelve sous in future.
Each seemed to be impressed with the value of this passing moment of life, when the heart finds itself within two hopes,--the wishes of the past, the promises of the future.
Such, in two words, was the woof of petty interests and petty conspiracies which united Blois with Orleans and Orleans with Paris; and which was about to bring into the last named city, where she was to produce so great a revolution, the poor little La Valliere, who was far from suspecting, as she returned joyfully, leaning on the arm of her mother, for what a strange future she was reserved.
Leave me to myself, if you please," she said, with impetuous haughtiness, "and for the future avoid me.
To them, and not to us, perhaps, is the future ordained.