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 Meanings and Examples of LATTER
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
latter
 a.  near or towards the end of something
 n.  the second of two things previously mentioned
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  The latter did not know how to begin, but at length he managed to bring out his request for an advance of fifty dollars.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IV
2  Ethan, from motives of economy, had always been glad that Zeena was of the latter faction.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VII
3  These latter young men were as anxious to fight the Yankees, should war come, as were their richer neighbors; but the delicate question of money arose.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
4  It was for the latter reason that he was barely on speaking terms with his sister, Miss Pittypat.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
5  It was hard to say which class was more cordially hated by the settled citizenry, the impractical Yankee schoolmarms or the Scallawags, but the balance probably fell with the latter.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIX
6  She looked at Lily as the latter approached: her look was terrible, but her voice was modulated to a ghastly cheerfulness.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
7  She watched it jealously, as though it were her own property and Lily its mere custodian; and she tried to instil into the latter a sense of the responsibility that such a charge involved.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
8  The couple in question were engaged in the same kind of romance in which Lily figured, and the latter felt a certain annoyance in contemplating what seemed to her a caricature of her own situation.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 4
9  The latter's eyes widened charmingly and she broke into a light laugh.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 5
10  Unwinding the latter, she produced a small parcel wrapped in dirty newspaper.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 9
11  She had in truth no abstract propensity to malice: she did not dislike Lily because the latter was brilliant and predominant, but because she thought that Lily disliked her.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 11
12  Trenor, a little heated by his unusual flow of words, and perhaps by prolonged propinquity with the decanters, was bending over the latter to decipher their silver labels.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 13
13  Nothing could have been less consonant with Selden's mood than Van Alstyne's after-dinner aphorisms, but as long as the latter confined himself to generalities his listener's nerves were in control.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
14  Before this she had sent her maid to enquire if she might see Mrs. Dorset; but the reply came back that the latter was tired, and trying to sleep.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 2
15  Here he left her outside, in the darkness of the raised hood, while his name was sent up to Stepney, and he paced the showy hall, awaiting the latter's descent.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 3
Example Sentence: (16 in 2 pages)
1  There are only two powers in the world, the sword and the pen; and in the end the former is always conquered by the latter.
2  Building of the new library should begin in the latter part of next year.
3  He'll go to school in the latter part of the year.
4  Where unemployment and crime are high, it can be assumed that the latter is due to the former.
5  Many support the former alternative, but personally I favour the latter.
6  Coursework may be carried out individually or in groups; the latter may involve peer assessment.
7  I would unhesitatingly choose the latter option.
8  The exercises can be fun and a good warm-up for the latter part of the programme.
9  In his latter years religious mania clouded his mind.
10  The latter, as will be discussed below, is particularly important in a world where the resource base is diminishing rapidly.
11  The brain is hungry not for method but for content, especially the latter which contains generalizations that are powerful, precise, and explicit.
12  Many people think that the former is permissible but the latter is not.
13  The result of England's last great colonial struggle with France was to sever from the latter all her American dependencies, her colonists becoming the subjects of alien and rival powers.
14  You argue that the former is a violent game, while the latter is a killing simulator.
15  The latter caught the typhus fever while visiting among the poor of a large manufacturing town where his curacy was situated.