lat·​ter·​ly ˈla-tər-lē How to pronounce latterly (audio)
: later
: of late : recently

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
Recent Examples on the Web Based on Kalki Krishnamurthy’s classic Tamil-language novel, the film, set in the 10th century, revolves around the early life of Chola Prince Arunmozhi Varman who was latterly known as the great Chola emperor Raja Raja Chola and was the most powerful king in South India at the time. Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 16 Aug. 2022 Rawlings’ initially chaotic, then authoritarian, latterly democratic, rule by hook or by crook managed to take Ghana through the uncertainties of the 1970s to the political balance and comparative economic equilibrium of the 1990s and into the 21st century. Jeffrey Haynes, Quartz Africa, 13 Nov. 2020 Poh Lin Ho, who had been with Vision Plus Entertainment for nearly 40 years, latterly as its CEO, is stepping down from the business. Patrick Frater, Variety, 24 Apr. 2023 But the company had latterly taken the decision to focus on developing a different view of risk and therefore understanding it better. Roger Trapp, Forbes, 18 Apr. 2023 Two genera only, Elephas and Loxodonta, were latterly contemporaries of man and both of these died out shortly before man's disappearance, leaving no descendants. Discover Magazine, 31 May 2018 This year, bilateral relations have worsened further with differences over Russia’s war in Ukraine, and latterly Taiwan, polarizing their leaders. Patrick Frater, Variety, 8 Aug. 2022 Mayer was instrumental in the development of Disney+ before moving to TikTok and latterly to sports streamer DAZN and to Candle Media. Patrick Frater, Variety, 28 July 2022 Felisa is already a non-executive director of Aston Martin, but previously worked at Ferrari for 26 years, leading road car development for much of that time and latterly as the Italian company’s CEO. Mike Duff, Car and Driver, 4 May 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1623, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of latterly was in 1623

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“Latterly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

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lat·​ter·​ly ˈlat-ər-lē How to pronounce latterly (audio)
: during a recent period
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