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 Meanings and Examples of LATELY
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lately
 ad.  in the recent past
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1  He and some one hundred and forty other schoolmasters, had been lately turned at the same time, in the same factory, on the same principles, like so many pianoforte legs.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER II
2  The objects he had lately pursued, turned worthless beside her; such success as was almost in his grasp, he flung away from him like the dirt it was, compared with her.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER X
3  It is well you should speedily know that your handmaiden is a poor Jewess, the daughter of that Isaac of York, to whom you were so lately a good and kind lord.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
4  She had not realized till lately how ill to loose they were, these bonds of love.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 7
5  So altogether I'm very well off here, especially lately.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 12
6  I shall not ride to-morrow, certainly," said Fanny; "I have been out very often lately, and would rather stay at home.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
7  You forget, Fanny, how lately all this has been built, and for how confined a purpose, compared with the old chapels of castles and monasteries.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
8  He, indeed, I have lately thought, has seen the woman he could love, which, I am convinced, my eldest son has not.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
9  Elizabeth had been lately forming an intimacy, which she wished to see interrupted.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 2
10  She had lately lost sight even of her father and sister and Bath.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 13
11  His spirits had been greatly recovering lately as might be expected.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 14
12  He has seen her lately, and has asked me for permission to pay his addresses to her.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 11 The Dishonesty of an Honest Woman
13  But I have only lately found this out.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 1 "My Mind to Me a Kingdom Is"
14  I felt myself in that whimsical state of uneasiness lately; but I shall be spared it now.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 5 Sharp Words Are Spoken, and a Crisis Ensues
15  You see, I had some of my own," said Thomasin evasively, "and I have not wanted any of his until lately.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 6 Yeobright Goes, and the Breach Is Complete
Example Sentence:
1  She's been having a tough time of it lately.
2  Now you mention it, I haven't seen her around lately.
3  She's been edgy lately, waiting for the test results.
4  In answer to my inquiries, she informed me it was a covering for the altar of a new church lately erected.
5  Even one minute's lateness would earn a stern rebuke.