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Definition of Recent


  1. Of late origin, existence, or occurrence; lately come; not of remote date, antiquated style, or the like; not already known, familiar, worn out, trite, etc.; fresh; novel; new; modern; as, recent news.
  2. Of or pertaining to the present or existing epoch; as, recent shells.

Recent Quotations

It is okay to be an outsider, a recent arrival, new on the scene - and not just okay, but something to be thankful for... Because being an insider can so easily mean collapsing the horizons, can so easily mean accepting the presumptions of your province.
Tan Le

There's no present. There's only the immediate future and the recent past.
George Carlin

The idea that women are innately gentle is a fantasy, and a historically recent one. Kali, the Hindu goddess of destruction, is depicted as wreathed in male human skulls; the cruel entertainments of the Romans drew audiences as female as they were male; Boudicca led her British troops bloodily into battle.
Naomi Wolf

The world is given to me only once, not one existing and one perceived. Subject and object are only one. The barrier between them cannot be said to have broken down as a result of recent experience in the physical sciences, for this barrier does not exist.
Erwin Schrodinger

That freedom can never be attained by a nation without suffering and sacrifice has been amply borne out by the recent tragic happenings in this subcontinent.
Muhammad Ali Jinnah
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Recent Translations

recent in Afrikaans is vars
recent in Danish is frisk
recent in Dutch is luchtig, fris, vers, onbedorven
recent in Finnish is tuore
recent in Italian is novizio, moderno
recent in Latin is repens
recent in Norwegian is frisk
recent in Portuguese is recente
recent in Spanish is reciente, recien, fresco
recent in Swedish is nya
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