posthumous

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posthumous

[pos′chəməs]
Etymology: L, post, after, humare, to bury
after a person's death.

post·hu·mous

(pos'chū-mŭs)
Denotes occurring after a person's death.
[L. postumus, last, corrupted by attraction to humus, earth, burial]

posthumous

(pŏs′tū-mŭs) [L. postumus, last]
1. Occurring after death.
2. Born after the death of the father.
3. Said of a child taken by cesarean section after the death of the mother.
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These anatomical details have a depressing effect on what should be a history of spirit, especially when we recall that the posthumousness of Wollstonecraft's fiction is prefigured in Maria's suicide attempt.
44) And Godwin's editing tries to present this incompletion, this posthumousness of life as the work which remains.