Examples of recent in a Sentence
Recent events have brought attention to the problem.
I usually watch that show every week, but I missed the most recent episode.
Medical science has made amazing progress in recent decades.
That was the biggest earthquake in recent history .
Recent Examples of recent from the Web
Biden, 74, passed on a run for the White House in 2016, citing the recent death of his eldest son.
As such, for Europe and the U.S., given their net oil exporting status, there has been a negative correlation between the oil price and corporate bond spreads over recent years.
The fighters' support network in Marawi remains unclear, though the power of one militant group — the Mautes — has grown in recent years.
The number of people driving under the influence of prescription drugs has increased in recent years.
But he has been troubled by injuries in recent years.
The team has, however, been involved in another recent tragedy.
The Times has interviewed dozens of Swedish patients in recent months.
Jared Kushner is just the most recent clue in a completely bogus treasure map.
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Origin and Etymology of recent
Middle English, from Latin recent-, recens; perhaps akin to Greek kainos new
First Known Use: 15th century
RECENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of recent for English Language Learners
: happening or beginning not long ago
RECENT Defined for Kids
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