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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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Was the promise of the future shining with prophetic light through the surface-shadow of Norah's reserve, and darkening with prophetic gloom, under the surface-glitter of Magdalen's bright spirits?
I am afraid we must part, unless you can consent to receive twelve sous in future.
That was an ugly fault in Arthur's life, that affair last summer, but the future should make amends.
His own marriage at a future day with a lady without not only the pale, but the influence, of this sect of religionists, had a tendency, it is true, to weaken his early impressions; still he retained them in some degree to the hour of his death, and was observed uniformly, when much interested or agitated, to speak in the language of his youth.
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.
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.
Time enough to think of the future when you haven't any future to think of.
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.
I have given to you, my dear Ojo and Unc Nunkie, a nice house just outside the walls of the Emerald City," she said, "and there you shall make your future home and be under my protection.
Always," she said, "you and I seem to be talking of things that are dead and past, or of a future which is out of our reach.
Stories and poems were springing into spontaneous creation in his brain, and he made notes of them against the future time when he would give them expression.