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[lat-er-dey] /ˈlæt ərˌdeɪ/
of a later or following period:
latter-day pioneers.
of the present period or time; modern:
the latter-day problems of our society.
Origin of latter-day
1835-45; latter + day Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • We won't admit he's just a latter-day tyrant, an opportunist seizing power because it's there crying to be seized.

    Border, Breed Nor Birth Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • Crane's latter-day racing had been successful—he made money at it.

    Thoroughbreds W. A. Fraser
  • He had what the latter-day students of psychology call "poise," a grip on himself.

    The Price of the Prairie Margaret Hill McCarter
  • I am of the opinion that most of our latter-day radicals are on a par with our latter-day Christians.

    An Anarchist Woman Hutchins Hapgood
  • In only a few instances do they follow the latter-day methods of Schumann and Franz.

British Dictionary definitions for latter-day


present-day; modern
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