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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class I. Words Expressing Abstract Relations
Section VI. Time
2. Relative Time
1. Time with reference to Succession

121. [Prospective Time.] Futurity.

   NOUN:FUTURITY, futurition [rare]; future, hereafter, time to come; approaching -, coming -, subsequent -, after- -time, -age, -days, -hours, -years, -ages, -life; morrow, to-morrow, by and by, the yet [rare]; millennium, chiliad [rare], millenary, doomsday, day of judgment, crack of doom, remote future.
  APPROACH OF TIME, advent, time drawing on, womb of time; destiny [See Destiny]; eventuality.
  HERITAGE, heirs, posterity, descendants.
  PROSPECT, anticipation (expectation) [See Expectation]; foresight [See Foresight].
   VERB:LOOK FORWARDS; anticipate (expect) [See Expectation], (foresee) [See Foresight]; forestall &c. (be early) [See Earliness].
  APPROACH, await, threaten; impend &c. (be destined) [See Destiny]; come on, draw on; draw near.
   ADJECTIVE:FUTURE, to come; coming (impending) [See Destiny]; next, near; near at hand, close at hand; eventual, ulterior; anticipant, expectant, prospective, in prospect (expectation) [See Expectation]; millenary, millennial.
   ADVERB:PROSPECTIVELY, hereafter, in future; on the knees of the gods; kal [Hind.], to-morrow, the day after tomorrow; in course of time, in process of time, in the fullness of time; eventually, ultimately, sooner or later; proximo; paulo post futurum [L.]; in after time; one of these days; after a time, after a while.
  FROM THIS TIME; henceforth, henceforwards; thence; thenceforth, thenceforward; whereupon, upon which.
  SOON (early) [See Earliness]; on the eve of, on the point of, on the brink of; about to; close upon.
  1. Quid sit futurum cras fuge quærere.—Horace
  2. The Bird of Time has but a little way To flutter—and the Bird is on the Wing.—Omar Khayyám—Fitzgerald