recently

adverb
re·cent·ly | \ˈrē-sᵊnt-lē \

Definition of recently 

: during a recent period of time : lately

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Synonyms & Antonyms for recently

Synonyms

freshly, just, late, lately, new, newly, now, only

Antonyms

anciently

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Examples of recently in a Sentence

She recently graduated from college. I was going to paint the room white, but more recently I've been considering a light blue. I saw him recently for the first time in many years. Only recently did they decide to move. Until recently I had no idea where I would end up finding a job.
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Recent Examples on the Web

Yoga inversions and a dog walk Tassana Landy is a long-time cyclist who recently fell in love with rowing. Laura Schwecherl, SELF, "13 Athletes Share How They Recover After a Tough Workout," 14 July 2018 Sophie Rolstad, a young female nudist in Romania recently announced on Twitter. Taylor Lorenz, The Atlantic, "How Twitter Became The Number One Social Network For Nudists," 13 July 2018 The Greater Bel Air Community Foundation (GBACF) recently made a $1,000 donation to the Bel Air Lions to support the ongoing efforts to make improvements to the Shamrock Park Playground pavilion. The Aegis, "Pavilion installed at Shamrock Park, equipment improved," 13 July 2018 Most of these mutations are rare, but Casanova says his lab recently found a defect that causes vulnerability to TB and is present in one in 600 people of European ancestry and one in 1,000 humans. Claudia Wallis, Scientific American, "Extreme Flu? Weird Encephalitis? It May Be Your Genes," 13 July 2018 Harder graduates from Albion Naperville Central High School graduate Lucas Harder recently graduated magna cum laude with a major in finance from Albion College in Albion, Mich. Michelle Mullins, Naperville Sun, "Naperville People in the News," 13 July 2018 In one case, Elsa Ortiz Enriquez said recently in Guatemala that she was deported last month without her 8-year-old, Anthony David Tovar Ortiz. Colleen Long, The Christian Science Monitor, "Families reunited, then deported to Guatemala," 12 July 2018 What about Germany’s difficulties meeting its targets, with Merkel recently downgrading expectations about when the country is going to reach two percent spending? Heather Souvaine Horn, The New Republic, "Is It Fair for Trump to Bash NATO Over Military Spending?," 12 July 2018 Congratulation to Melvina and Rochell Brown who recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Lisa Peklo, Howard County Times, "Third-generation Gold Award recipient among Scouts [West Friendship]," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of recently

1533, in the meaning defined above

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5 Oct 2018

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The first known use of recently was in 1533

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recently

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of recently

: during the period of time that has just passed : not long ago

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