latterly 1734, from LATTER (Cf. latter) + -LY (Cf. -ly) (2). Called by Johnson "a low word lately hatched." Related: Lattermost.

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  • Latterly — Lat ter*ly, adv. Lately; of late; recently; at a later, as distinguished from a former, period. [1913 Webster] Latterly Milton was short and thick. Richardson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • latterly — ► ADVERB 1) recently. 2) in the later stages of a period of time …   English terms dictionary

  • latterly — [lat′ər lē] adv. lately; of late; recently …   English World dictionary

  • latterly — [[t]læ̱tə(r)li[/t]] ADV: ADV with cl/group You can use latterly to indicate that a situation or event is the most recent one. [WRITTEN] He was to remain active in the association, latterly as vice president, for the rest of his life... City… …   English dictionary

  • latterly — /lat euhr lee/, adv. 1. of late; lately: He has been latterly finding much to keep himself busy. 2. in a later or subsequent part of a period: Latterly he became a patron of the arts. [1725 35; LATTER + LY] * * * …   Universalium

  • latterly — lat|ter|ly [ˈlætəli US ər ] adv BrE formal 1.) recently ▪ Scientists have studied the moon through telescopes, and, latterly, from satellites. 2.) towards the end of a period of time →↑formerly ▪ O Rourke retired after a 15 year career with… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • latterly — adverb formal 1 recently: Jim s behaviour has been a little strange latterly. 2 towards the end of a period of time: O Rourke retired after a 15 year career with Bisons, latterly as chief executive. compare formerly …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • latterly — adverb Date: 1678 1. later 2. of late ; recently …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • latterly — adverb Recently; to have occurred a short time before. 1874 Thomas Hardy, Far From the Madding Crowd, 2005 Barnes Noble Classics publication of 1912 Wessex edition, p337 …   Wiktionary

  • latterly — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. lately, hitherto, of late; see recently . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adverb 1. At a subsequent time: after, afterward, afterwards, later, next, subsequently, ulteriorly. Idioms: after a while, by and by, later on. See… …   English dictionary for students

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