[ lat-er-lee ]
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  1. of late; lately: He has been latterly finding much to keep himself busy.

  2. 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

Words Nearby latterly Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use latterly in a sentence

  • latterly, some of these women have discovered that the end game of this strategy is not working terribly well for them.

    Give Up on Mr. Perfect? | Liesl Schillinger | February 1, 2010 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • I have noticed latterly her marked assiduity in attendance at church—the most unseasonable weather has failed to keep her away.

  • And latterly eyes had been turned to Vienna, where dwelt Prince Alix, who was known to covet the throne.

    The Weight of the Crown | Fred M. White
  • I was friendless before Bernadine came, and latterly we have been nothing to one another.

    The Double Four | E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • His parents had both died before he was sixteen, and he had traveled extensively, five years with a tutor, and latterly alone.

    They Looked and Loved | Mrs. Alex McVeigh Miller
  • He was rather fond of a cup of tea seventeen years ago, and latterly his fondness for it developed into something like a passion.

British Dictionary definitions for latterly


/ (ˈlætəlɪ) /

  1. recently; lately

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