Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to time not long past; modern; fresh; new.

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Usage examples "recent":

  1. For many years the haddock catch from this bank has been of considerable importance, and this statement remains true for recent years as well. - "Fishing Grounds of the Gulf of Maine", Walter H. Rich.
  2. Her recent treatment of him, however, was very strange; so strange that he might have known himself better if he had reflected on the bound with which it shot him to a hard suspicion. - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
  3. They are a solid, brave, and earnest people, who, till quite recent times, have been denied their share in the government of Europe. - "England and the War", Walter Raleigh.