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Definition of Latter

Latter

  1. Later; more recent; coming or happening after something else; -- opposed to former; as, the former and latter rain.
  2. Of two things, the one mentioned second.
  3. Recent; modern.
  4. Last; latest; final.

Latter Quotations

Must we wait for selection to solve the problems of overpopulation, exhaustion of resources, pollution of the environment and a nuclear holocaust, or can we take explicit steps to make our future more secure? In the latter case, must we not transcend selection?
B. F. Skinner

The individual is capable of both great compassion and great indifference. He has it within his means to nourish the former and outgrow the latter.
Norman Cousins

Each new generation is reared by its predecessor; the latter must therefore improve in order to improve its successor. The movement is circular.
Emile Durkheim

There are two kinds of worries - those you can do something about and those you can't. Don't spend any time on the latter.
Duke Ellington

Corruption is worse than prostitution. The latter might endanger the morals of an individual, the former invariably endangers the morals of the entire country.
Karl Kraus
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Latter Translations

latter in Norwegian is sistnevnte, siste
latter in Swedish is senare
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