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1       adv   You use lately to describe events in the recent past, or situations that started a short time ago.  
ADV with v, ADV with cl   (=recently)  
Dad's health hasn't been too good lately..., Lord Tomas had lately been appointed Chairman of the Centre for Policy Studies..., `Have you talked to her lately?'     
2       adv   You can use lately to refer to the job a person has been doing until recently.  
FORMAL   ADV n/-ed  
...Timothy Jean Geoffrey Pratt, lately deputy treasury solicitor...     
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in recent times, just now, latterly, not long ago, of late, recently  

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latterly, late, laterally, lamely

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