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Word: posthumous

Definition: after death (as of child born after father's death or book published after author's death); coming or occurring after one's death; Ex. posthumous fame/novel


Sentences Containing 'posthumous'

"Supreme King" was a later posthumous name bestowed upon him by his descendants.
"Time in a Bottle" went from a relatively unknown album cut to a posthumous No.
A posthumous mini-set, "Starfucker", comprising demo recordings of tracks that were not included on "Blow Out the Sun", was released by Bus Stop in 1995.
A remixed version with overdubbed extra production by John McClain was eventually released on Jackson's 2010 posthumous album "Michael".
About the same time he began to collaborate with the French engraver Étienne Dupérac, who continued to provide illustrations for posthumous printings of Panvinio's works.
An Oklahoma Choctaw will from 1858 leaves the posthumous "wish and desire that all the hogs running at the home place be gathered and sold".
Christopher Ondaatje writes in "The Independent" that the existence of a Hemingway industry tends to overshadow his posthumous work.
Death and posthumous appeal to restore U.S. citizenship.
For example, the body of John Wycliff was exhumed years after his death and cremated, with the ashes thrown in a river, explicitly as a posthumous punishment for his denial of the Roman Catholic doctrine of transubstantiation.
From these two inscriptions the panel is generally accepted as being a posthumous portrait.
Hansen's most well-known works were "The Atlantic Migration, 1607–1860: A History of the Continuing Settlement of the United States" (posthumous, 1940) and "The Immigrant in American History" (posthumous, 1940).
He also received a posthumous writing credit for the song "To Live Is to Die" from the band's fourth studio album "...And Justice For All".
He considers Hemingway's African stories to be among his best although the posthumous work about Africa has been disregarded or overlooked.
He died in 642 and was bestowed posthumous honors and buried near the tomb of Emperor Taizong's wife Empress Zhangsun, which later would become Emperor Taizong's tomb as well.
He painted posthumous portraits of historical Methodist figures with perhaps his best known image being that of "John Wesley" in John Wesley's House in London.
He was born at Wexford, in Ireland, the posthumous son of one of Abercrombie's captains, and spent his childhood under the care of his godfather, General Le Mesurier, governor of Alderney, by whom he was educated for the army.
He was made a posthumous member of the Legion d'Honneur.
Hemingway scholar Anders Hallengren notes the thematic similarities in Hemingway's posthumous fiction, particularly in the final books.
Henry Lincoln Johnson, was awarded the French Croix de guerre, and has been considered for a posthumous Medal of Honor.
His continued study of the Denkart eventually resulted in further seminars at the Sorbonne in 1962-1964, and the posthumous publication of his work on the Denkart's third book.
His last years were spent in recasting his "Virginia", and the result of his efforts may be read in the posthumous edition of his "Obras" (Madrid, 1898–99).
However, he agrees to allow Marlowe's 'posthumous' works to be published in his name.
However, in 1506 he was exonerated and given posthumous honors by the Joseon court.
In "Tigers of the Sea" the title story and "The Temple of Abomination" are posthumous collaborations of Tierney with Howard. In "Hawks of Outremer", the story "The Slave Princess" is the sole posthumous collaboration by Tierney with Howard. In 1975, Silver Scarab press published Tierney's early novel "The Winds of Zarr'.
In Huey Long's posthumous book, My First Days in the White House, Brown was to have been his nominee to be Secretary of the Interior.
In September 1944 he was awarded a Posthumous award of the Oakleaves to the Knight's Cross.
Initially, the officials in charge of considering posthumous names recommended that he be given the posthumous name Gong (恭, "alert").
It was lent in 1867 to the posthumous Ingres exhibition in Paris, but has subsequently been exhibited publicly only twice.
It was nevertheless published in 1897 as a work of Tchaikovsky's alone, and even given the posthumous opus number 79 in Tchaikovsky's catalogue.
Kidd is mainly remembered for his posthumous book "Christophaneia: The Doctrine of the Manifestations of the Son of God under the Economy of the Old Testament" (ed.
King Andrew's elder sons disowned his posthumous son, Stephen, who would be educated in Ferrara.
Odessa University awarded Roy Ridgway a posthumous honorary doctorate for the charity's work helping Ukrainian children with cystic fibrosis and heart problems.
On 9 May 1914, she received the posthumous name Shōken Kōtaigō.
Paul Gray titled his review of the book "Where's Papa?", answering with the opening sentence, "He's hard to find in his fifth posthumous work", pointing directly to Patrick Hemingway's editing of the manuscript.
Posthumous administration of Velikovsky's literary estate.
Posthumous appeal to restore US citizenship.
Posthumous compilations Contemporary publications
Posthumous publication on research into the Enneagram Brooks, David, "Are personality traits inherited?"
Rose Marie Burwell, author of "Hemingway: The Postwar Years and the Posthumous Novels", believes Hemingway enjoyed writing the "strange combination of memoir and fiction".
She has also written several novels and edited posthumous editions of her mother's works.
Sometimes the "sangō" and the "jigō" are both posthumous names, for example of the founder's mother and father.
The official Liu Ji, citing Yuwen's wastefulness, rejected "Gong," instead suggesting "Zong" (縱, "unvirtuous"), and that became Yuwen's posthumous name.
The second single has been reported to be "Living Better Now" featuring Rick Ross and a posthumous appearance by The Notorious B.I.G. was released as a digital download on November 2, 2010.
The track was later released on the posthumous album "Born Again", the remastered edition of "Ready to Die", and "The Greatest Hits".
This is indeed in accordance to the immense value the ancient Greeks placed on posthumous reputation (υστεροφημία).
Though at first reluctant, the Admiralty eventually decided to recommend Cornwell for a posthumous Victoria Cross and King George V endorsed it.
Titled "Orthogenetic Evolution in Pigeons," the book was published in a three volume set titled "Posthumous Works of Charles Otis Whitman".
When Emperor Xizong of Jin was crowned on 1135, Wanyan Wulu was given posthumous name "Emperor De" (德皇帝).
When William II died in 1650 with only a posthumous son (William III), the regents of Holland and the Statengezinde stepped into the vacuum.
``Yes, yes,''said Caderousse; and his eyes glistened at the thought of this posthumous revenge.

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