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in recent memory

In the relatively recent past. The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake triggered the worst tsunami in recent memory.
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in recent memory

Fig. the period of time in which things are still remembered and discussed. Never in recent memory has there been this much snow! I haven't been this happy in recent memory!
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