of late; recently; not long since: He has been very grouchy lately.

before 1000; Middle English latli; Old English lætlīce; see late, -ly Unabridged
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lately (ˈleɪtlɪ)
in recent times; of late

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Example sentences
So, our feathers have been ruffled lately by a nagging fear that one of our
  pullets is a rooster.
Some comments, as one who's lately been obsessing about morels.
There has been a lot of press about the importance of quality teachers lately.
There has lately been a strange development of feeling over the rumors of a
  revival of detachable shirt cuffs.
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