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- adj. Alternative spelling of latter-day.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Belonging to present times or those recent by comparison.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Belonging to recent or present times, as opposed to early or former periods.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. belonging to the present or recent times
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The script has an interesting subtext, too - that these poor people are completely incapable of helping themselves and are utterly dependent on the Great White Gods coming across the sea - a kind of latterday Cargo Cult mentality projected onto the inhabitants of Indonesia and Sri Lanka by BBC correspondents who on a conscious level would reject racist stereotyping as something that only the Evil Right do.
In the absence of simple and intuitive tools for changing behaviour, public services sometimes default to just pumping out information – the latterday equivalent of a public service broadcast.
Attlee conducts us on a latterday grand tour that takes in, among many other places, Turner's Thames, Basho's Japan, Pliny's Vesuvius and Rudolf Hess's solitary cell in Spandau prison.
With Lloyd coming across like a latterday Ian Hunter, the songs are big on riffs, hooks, choruses, sex and swagger, although there's enough going on lyrically to suggest more depth than just sharp songwriting.
If Gibbs couldn't enjoy himself then, how would he cope now, as his latterday counterparts brace themselves for Kung Fu Panda 2, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol and, oh yes, Final Destination 5?
The public sector is not populated by latterday saints; they may work for much less than people in the private sector because they believe in public service, but they still have bills to pay and also believe in fairness.
When a small bald man, famed for his insane drive and frightening monomania in pursuit of his goals, was found floating dead in the Baltic, Chechen separatists were quick to claim responsibility, not realising that, instead of Russia's latterday tsar, they'd taken the life of one of snooker's favourite sons.
Jack White's tireless promoting of musical women is marking him out as a latterday Phil Spector, says Leonie Cooper, only – you know – less sinister
At times Fitzmaurice comes on like latterday high-speed Warhol.
In his mind, these incitements to party down, combined with all the jack-the-lad funnies, are slowly transforming him from Bullingdon Club toff to a latterday Jacko from Brush Strokes.