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recently adv
1 in the recent past; "he was in Paris recently"; "lately the rules have been enforced"; "as late as yesterday she was fine"; "feeling better of late"; "the spelling was first affected, but latterly the meaning also" [syn: late, lately, of late, latterly]
2 very recently; "they are newly married"; "newly raised objections"; "a newly arranged hairdo"; "grass new washed by the rain"; "a freshly cleaned floor"; "we are fresh out of tomatoes" [syn: newly, freshly, fresh, new]

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  1. In the recent past; newly; lately; freshly; not long since.
    advices recently received


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Recently can refer to the following:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

aforetime, afresh, anew, before, before now, beforetime, earlier, erenow, erewhile, erst, formerly, heretofore, historically, hitherto, in the past, in times past, just now, lately, latterly, new, newly, not long ago, now, of late, only yesterday, prehistorically, previously, priorly, right now, the other day, then, whilom, yesterday
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