in/within living memory


: during a time that can be remembered by people who are still alive
These events occurred within living memory.

Examples of in/within living memory in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Eurovision is ordinarily non-political, but geopolitics have come to the fore in recent times and this year’s event has become the most divisive in living memory. Abid Rahman, The Hollywood Reporter, 9 May 2024 By Yasmeen Serhan April 16, 2024 8:02 AM EDT A quarter of the way into the most consequential election year in living memory, tech companies are failing their biggest test. Yasmeen Serhan, TIME, 16 Apr. 2024 Blanksma was the first majority leader in living memory to lose her position mid-session and the first woman to serve in the role. Ian Max Stevenson, Idaho Statesman, 12 Feb. 2024 At what may be the earliest outset of the general-election campaign in living memory, both major political coalitions appear to recognize that. Noah Rothman, National Review, 22 Jan. 2024 This White House has launched some of the most aggressive antitrust policies in living memory. J.j. McCorvey, NBC News, 27 Feb. 2024 Fights within the Idaho GOP boiled over Thursday as lawmakers ousted a senior member of Republican leadership during the session for the first time in living memory. Ian Max Stevenson, Idaho Statesman, 9 Feb. 2024 Billions of people will vote in major elections this year — around half of the global population, by some estimates — in one of the largest and most consequential democratic exercises in living memory. Steven Lee Myers, New York Times, 9 Jan. 2024 There is only one way forward, and that is for the West to continue to support the liberation of the Ukrainian people, perhaps the most transparently just and righteous cause in international affairs in living memory. Boris Johnson, WSJ, 14 Nov. 2022

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