in living memory
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- (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'.'