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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
First recorded in 1725-35; latter + -ly Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • I have learned, latterly, that Mr. Marchinton had a great search made for me.

    Ned Myers James Fenimore Cooper
  • latterly he had ceased to admire her work as much as before.

  • Jenkin was conscious of this churlishness, and latterly improved.

  • latterly, however, it would seem that a process of growth had been going on in him.

    The First Violin Jessie Fothergill
  • He returned to Sicily every year (except one), but latterly went in the spring.

    Samuel Butler: A Sketch Henry Festing Jones
  • latterly the young man had in a silent way shown some signs of reform.

  • Anti-Christ had been predicted for centuries, and latterly by the Second Adventists.

    Melomaniacs James Huneker
  • Well, yes, I've been drove by work, and he has worked there all day latterly.

    Paul Prescott's Charge Horatio Alger
  • "The boy's not himself at all, latterly," muttered the old man.

    The O'Donoghue Charles James Lever
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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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