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happening or starting a short time ago
a short time ago, or a short time before something that happened in the past
recently: used before past participles or adjectives
within the recent past
recently: used with past participles
a very short time ago
at a time that was not long ago, or that started not long ago
… a language for human communication which has been invented and has not developed naturally
a large expensive boat that is used for racing or sailing
spectacles; boiled sweets, candy; soft aniseed-flavoured jelly sweets coated with blue and pink sugar sprinkles
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