[ adjective ] being new in a time not long past


"recent graduates" "a recent addition to the house" "recent buds on the apple trees"

Used in print

(Jaroslav Pelikan, The Shape of Death: life, death and...)

Recent research on Irenaeus , however , makes it evident that he does not consistently maintain this distinction .

(High Fidelity, 11:10...)

Like the recent Scheherazade from London ( High_Fidelity , Sept. 1961 ) , it is successful because emphasis has been placed on good musical and engineering practices rather_than on creating sensational effects .

(Richard I. McCosh, "Recreation Site Selection"...)

In recent years many counties and the U._S._Forest_Service have taken aerial photos which show features in_detail and are very good for planning use .

(Edward Austin Walton, "On Education for the Interior...)

Yet even here many_a problem is presented ; as in a recent design competition with a floor_plan and the simple command - `` design a luxury apartment '' ; no description of the client or his cultural level , no assertion of geographical_area or local social necessities - simply `` a luxury apartment '' .

(Tristram P. Coffin, "Folklore in the American Twentieth...)

One can apply these facts to Britain in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries as she spread her dominion over palm and pine , and they can be applied again to the United_States in more recent years .

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[ adjective ] of the immediate past or just previous to the present time




"a late development" "their late quarrel" "his recent trip to Africa" "in recent months" "a recent issue of the journal"

Used in print

(The Atlanta Constitution...)

The Fulton_County_Grand_Jury said Friday an investigation of Atlanta 's recent primary_election produced `` no evidence '' that any irregularities took_place .

(The New York Times,...)

Horton_Smith of Detroit , a former president of the Professional_Golfers_Association , will receive the Ben_Hogan_Trophy for his comeback following a recent illness .

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[ adjective ] near to or not long before the present


"recent times" "of recent origin"

Used in print

(The Providence Journal...)

Berman , whose fame has rested in recent years on his skills as a night_club monologist , proved himself very much at_home in musical_comedy .

(Edward E. Kelly, S.J., "Christian Unity in England"...)

For_example , a writer in a recent number of The_Queen hyperbolically states that `` of the myriad imprecations the only one which the English Catholics really resent is the suggestion that they are ' un English '' ' .

The Holy_Sacrifice of the Mass with commentary has been televised several times in recent months .

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