in living memory

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in living memory

  1. (idiomatic) In recent history, in recorded history amongst the lifespan of extant people; events or situations which can be remembered by people that are still alive
    The Roberts Court is the most politically conservative in living memory.
    Last summer, Georgia was hit by the mightiest heat wave in living memory.
    Long believed to be extinct, the purple-bellied speckled turtle was sighted for the first time in living memory in a remote pasture near Chicago'.'

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