latter

01. Whereas the former proposal is more costly, the [latter] one would take much more time.
02. Nervousness about Y2K computer problems grew considerably in the [latter] half of 1999.
03. My grandfather had always been very healthy, but his mind really deteriorated in the [latter] part of his life.
04. Many people think the former alternative will work well, but personally I favor the [latter].
05. Autumn began with beautiful sunshine, but then it turned to heavy rain day after day in the [latter] part of the season.
06. I didn't really like the book at first, but in the [latter] half of the story I really got into it.
07. After the first hour, I thought the movie would be okay for kids, but then the [latter] part of the film was quite violent.
08. The Beatles stopped performing live, and stuck to the recording studio in the [latter] half of the 1960s.
09. The economy improved significantly in the [latter] part of the year.
10. The team began to relax considerably in the [latter] stages of the game after building up a 4-0 lead.
11. The boss offered me either a raise or additional vacation time, so I chose the [latter].
12. Thailand's population consists largely of ethnic Thai and Lao, the [latter] found mainly in the northeastern region of the country.
13. Coco Chanel observed that those who create are rare, whereas those who cannot are numerous. Therefore, the [latter] are stronger.
14. There is a Chinese proverb which says that you should think of your own faults the first part of the night when you are awake, and of the faults of others the [latter] part of the night when you are asleep.
15. Musician Duke Ellington once said, "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]."

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  • latter — [ late ] v. tr. <conjug. : 1> • 1288; de latte ♦ Garnir de lattes. Latter un plafond. Latter à lattes jointives, à claire voie. ● latter verbe transitif Garnir quelque chose de lattes. latter v. tr. d1./d Garnir de lattes. d2./d Arg. Donner …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Latter — Lat ter, a. [OE. later, l[ae]tter, compar. of lat late. See {Late}, and cf. {Later}.] 1. Later; more recent; coming or happening after something else; opposed to {former}; as, the former and latter rain. [1913 Webster] 2. Of two things, the one… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • latter — Latter. v. a. Garnir de lattes. Cette maison est couverte, le comble est mis, il ne reste plus qu à latter, il la faut latter …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • latter — ► ADJECTIVE 1) nearer to the end than to the beginning. 2) recent: in latter years. 3) (the latter) denoting the second or second mentioned of two people or things. ORIGIN Old English, «slower»; related to LATE(Cf. ↑lateness) …   English terms dictionary

  • latter — [lat′ər] adj. [ME lattre < OE lættra, compar. of læt: it represents the orig. compar. form; LATER is a new formation] 1. alt. compar. of LATE 2. a) later; more recent b) nearer the end or close [the latter part of M …   English World dictionary

  • latter — index before mentioned, subsequent Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • latter — (adj.) O.E. lætra slower, comparative of læt late (see LATE (Cf. late) (adj.)). Sense of second of two first recorded 1550s. The modern LATER (Cf. later) is a formation from mid 15c …   Etymology dictionary

  • latter — [adj] latest, concluding closing, eventual, final, following, hindmost, lag, last, last mentioned, later, modern, rearmost, recent, second, terminal; concepts 585,799 Ant. earliest, former, preceding …   New thesaurus

  • latter — former, latter 1. These two words are used individually or contrastively (as the former and the latter) to refer to the first and second respectively of two people or things previously mentioned; in this role they are used attributively (before a …   Modern English usage

  • latter — lat|ter [ lætər ] function word *** Latter can be used in the following ways: as an adjective (only before a noun): the latter half of 1996 He considered his students either geniuses or idiots, and I fell into the latter category. as a pronoun… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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