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Philippe had turned with evident distress toward the latter.

What if the latter should light on some of his various hiding places for money?

To the disgust of the latter, Robert actually had the presumption to walk home with Hester.

They reached the office of Fouts, in the, latter street, just as the Exchange had closed.

The latter was equally plausible; but, if it came, would it not be preferable to the other?

The latter had been blown down; we, however, re-erected it firmly again.

The latter was cruelly polite and attentive in his demeanour.

The former is engaged in commerce and the latter is the popular member for Leeds.

The latter realized that in her present state Evelyn could not be comforted.

The latter was as evolutionary and as revolutionary as the Home Rule Bill.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English lætra "slower," comparative of læt "late" (see late (adj.)). Sense of "second of two" first recorded 1550s. The modern later is a formation from mid-15c.

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