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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.
"If there is a God and future life, there is truth and good, and man's highest happiness consists in striving to attain them.
"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.
Van Brandt, unreservedly acknowledging that she had contemplated another future than the future now set before her.
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. The accident of a moment might suddenly reveal the truth.
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.
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.
"Then the future will never join on to the past again, Maggie?
To them, and not to us, perhaps, is the future ordained.
Yet it were great reason that those that have children, should have greatest care of future times; unto which they know they must transmit their dearest pledges.