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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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Posthumus (1978:105-110) gebruik die term "inchoatief" om na sekere kopulatiewe met die stam -ba te verwys wat in Zulu voorkom.
As for your Amsterdam correspondent, Bram Posthumus, you should have asked him why Tony Blair is meeting with Nigeria's president and not with President Mugabe?
couple's embrace a few lines later, when Posthumus finds that it is
As Patricia Parker argues, the play accomplishes "a passing of the true Roman virtues not from Rome to a later Italy but from Rome to the Britain symbolized by Posthumus and Imogen and by the king's recovered heirs.
It was something that started as just an idea," said Posthumus.
There are a couple of instances where the structuring of the argument could have been tightened up, perhaps, for example, by placing the analysis of Jachimo and Posthumus immediately after the chapter on the Italianate Englishman (especially as it takes 120 pages for the focus to move to Shakespeare specifically).
Posthumus's knowledge of an unusual mark on Imogen's breast, while not confirming her loss of virginity, shows some degree of physical intimacy between them; and the need to emphasize the rarity of that knowledge may somehow explain, given the decolletage of some Elizabethan gowns, Iachimo's--that is, Shakespeare's--repositioning of the mole "[o]n her left breast," which he says when he sees it, to "under her breast," which he tells Posthumus.
Emma Fielding puts on a perfect performance playing the tough Imogen, who has an unshakeable integrity and remarkably unfailing love for Posthumus - even when he plots to kill her.
clockwise) Democrats Jennifer Granholm, David Bonior and James Blanchard and Republicans Richard Posthumus and John Schwarz.
But Dutch prosecutor Frits Posthumus said his crimes involved large amounts of ecstasy, amphetamines and guns and were extremely harmful to society.
Further, that the play traffics in a scene of failed vision replicated elsewhere, notably in Cymbeline when Imogen's vision cracks seeing Posthumus sailing away.
It is our belief that the processes of machine identification, transaction processing, token creation and key storage uniquely distinguish the DigitalContainers' patent," stated John Posthumus, a patent attorney at Greenberg Traurig, L.