from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. Not long ago; recently.

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  • adv. Recently; not long ago.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Not long ago; recently.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Recently; of late; not long ago; not long before.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in the recent past


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late +‎ -ly


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