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Question says it all and again it should be from literature or fiction.

I was told that the future perfect continuous does not exist. So I am looking for examples from “real published and acclaimed books”.

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Gene Wolfe, The Citadel of the Autarch (1982) “It is about half as wide as the one you will have been following.” –  tchrist Jul 4 '13 at 14:04
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So someone will have been telling you lies in order for you to arrive here –  mplungjan Jul 4 '13 at 15:02
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@mplungjan Yes, I’m pretty sure we’ll find that he will have been being lied to. –  tchrist Jul 4 '13 at 15:19
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He is not going to have been lied to after having been here for a while –  mplungjan Jul 4 '13 at 15:24
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In "At the Back of the Black Man's Mind" from 1906, comes the sentence:

"Here, after he himself has given out or started his last song, which is to be taken up by the large assembly of people who will have been waiting to hear his last word or his last groan, his head is taken off and his blood offered to the gods."

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