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recent

adjective fresh, lately, new, newly arrived, not long past, novel, of recent occurrence, up-to-date
Associated concepts: in recent memory, recent possession, recently
See also: current, novel, present
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Churchill had made a point of it, as a token of respect to the wife he had so very recently lost; and every body admitted it to be no more than due decorum.
Truth obliged her to acknowledge some small share in the action, but she was at the same time so unwilling to appear as the benefactress of Edward, that she acknowledged it with hesitation; which probably contributed to fix that suspicion in his mind which had recently entered it.
One day, as she inspected this drawer, I observed that the playthings and trinkets which recently formed its contents were transmuted into bits of folded paper.
Noel Vanstone, had recently arrived in London, and was then staying in lodgings occupied by his cousin, Mr.
Southcott had recently attained her five-and-twentieth blessed birthday, of whom a prophetic private in the Life Guards had heralded the sublime appearance by announcing that arrangements were made for the swallowing up of London and Westminster.
Micawber had recently vacated, and stirred the fire into a blaze.
Its cheerless hillocks were all but naked of vegetation, for a never very flourishing growth of heather had recently been burnt right down to the unkindly- looking earth, leaving a dwarf black forest of charred sticks very grim to the eye and heart; while the dull surface of a small lifeless-looking lake added the final touch to the Dead-Sea mournfulness of the prospect.
But a kind of continuation of the Tales of my Landlord had been recently attempted by a stranger, and it was supposed this Dedicatory Epistle might pass for some imitation of the same kind, and thus putting enquirers upon a false scent, induce them to believe they had before them the work of some new candidate for their favour.
The sixth had only risen upon his elbow; he was deadly pale, and the blood-stained bandage round his head told that he had recently been wounded, and still more recently dressed.
Recently one of the other members of the Morgan bank proposed to enlarge its telephone equipment.
Some of the money recently won of the King was being spent in this fashion, 'gainst the approach of winter.
Even as recently as the last treaty of peace with Great Britain, the constitutional principle of unanimity was departed from.