lat·​ter·​ly | \ ˈla-tər-lē How to pronounce latterly (audio) \

Definition of latterly

1 : later
2 : of late : recently

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Synonyms & Antonyms for latterly


after, afterward (or afterwards), later, subsequently, thereafter


afore [chiefly dialect], ahead, antecedently, anteriorly, before, beforehand, earlier, previously

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Examples of latterly in a Sentence

He devoted his time to painting, sculpture, and, latterly, to gardening. he had been a teacher, a librarian, and some years latterly, a novelist

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In private life, Malleson was a deadly earnest socialist, a Labour Party activist and (latterly) Communist fellow traveler whose plays were vehicles for his left-wing views. Terry Teachout, WSJ, "‘Conflict’ Review: A Political Play Without Preaching," 21 June 2018 Its aim was to widen divisions in America and, latterly, to tilt the vote in 2016 from Hillary Clinton to Donald Trump. The Economist, "Russia’s dirty tricksHow Putin meddles in Western democracies," 24 Feb. 2018 Furniture retailer Steinhoff International Holdings NV captivated investors by growing into a global force, latterly under its former chairman, billionaire Christo Wiese., "Why South Africa's Steinhoff Could Be Next Enron: QuickTake Q&A," 19 Dec. 2017 The Cabinet hasn’t decided yet as the debate has been focused elsewhere: firstly on whether transition was a good idea at all and latterly on preparations for the no-deal scenario. Emma Ross-thomas,, "Brexit Bulletin: Back to the Brink," 24 Oct. 2017 Publicly at least, debates in the divided cabinet have been focused on whether any transition is even a good idea, and latterly on preparations in case there is no deal at all., "May Quashes Hope for Transition as Pressure Builds on Trade Deal," 24 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of latterly

1623, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of latterly

chiefly British, formal
: at a later time
: during a recent period

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to move with exaggerated bouncy motions

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