latterly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

latter +‎ -ly

Adverb[edit]

latterly

  1. (obsolete) Recently; to have occurred a short time before.
    • 1836 June 1, The Gentleman's Magazine, volume 159, page 672:
      He was formerly a master in Mr. Snowden's academy, at Hull. He latterly suffered much both from disease and poverty, and terminated his life by cutting his throat at the Royal Institution.
    • 1874, Thomas Hardy, Far From the Madding Crowd, 2005 Barnes & Noble Classics publication of 1912 Wessex edition, page 337:
      She had latterly been in great doubt as to what the legal effects of her marriage would be upon her position; but no notice had been taken as yet of her change of name {{..}}