Notebook, 1993-



To Come . . . . To Be . . . . About to Be . . . . Yet to Come . . . . At a later time . . . Time that is to come . . . . What is going to happen . . .. Expectation, Prospects . . . . In advance of Events . . . .

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1 Future adj [ME, fr. MF & L, MF futur, fr. L futurus about to be -more at Be] [14c] 1: that is to be; specif: existing after death 2: of, relating to or constituting a verb tense expressive of time yet to come 3: existing or occurring at a later time [met his __ wife]

2 Future n [15c] 1a: time that is to come b: what is going to happen 2: an expectation of advancement or progressive development 3: something [as a bulk commodity] bought for future acceptance or sold for future delivery -usu. used in pl. [grain __s] 4a: the future tense of a language b: a verb form in the future tense

Futurity n, pl -ties [1604] 1: time to come: Future 2: the quality or state of being future 3 pl: future events or prospects 4a: a horse race usu. for two-year-olds in which the competitors are nominated at birth or before b: a race or competition by which entries are made well in advance of the event

[Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th Edition. Springfield, MA, USA: Merriam-Webster, Inc. 1995.]



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