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[lat-er-lee] /ˈlæt ər li/
of late; lately:
He has been latterly finding much to keep himself busy.
in a later or subsequent part of a period:
Latterly he became a patron of the arts.
Origin of latterly
1725-35; latter + -ly Unabridged
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  • latterly their services were of a more pacific nature.
  • There has latterly been a dearth of novelties in babies.
  • latterly, though, the sisters had grown apart somewhat.
  • Profit margins are under pressure from high oil prices and, latterly, from a pickup in wage growth.
  • latterly he showed a single-minded dedication to his cause, yet he had other interests, notably music.
  • latterly, there has been increased emphasis on day care to enable parents to join the workforce.
British Dictionary definitions for latterly


recently; lately
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for latterly

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

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