Definition of latter-day in English:


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  • Modern or contemporary, especially when mirroring some person or thing of the past: the book is built round the story of the Flood and a latter-day Noah
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    • Yet, strangely, we know we aren't in the presence of a latter-day Puritan.
    • It is the latter-day ghost of America's racist past that won't go away.
    • One would seek to undercut or outmaneuver countervailing coalitions, a latter-day British grand strategy, so to speak.

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Pronunciation: ˌkɒlərəˈtjʊərə
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody