the latest

the latest

1. The newest, most recent, or most current. Stay tuned to our channel for all the latest in celebrity gossip. Biometric sensors, such as for retinas and thumbprints, are the latest in smartphone security.
2. The very last time that is possible or acceptable. I need that report by Monday at the latest. 5 PM is the latest you can arrive if you want any hope of getting a good seat.
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the latest

Also, the latest thing. The most recent development, as in fashion or the news. For example, Wearing straw hats to the beach is the latest thing, or Have you heard the latest about the royal family? [Colloquial; late 1800s] Also see the thing.
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References in classic literature ?
Ismene tells him of the latest oracle and interprets to him its purport, that some day the Theban invaders of Athens will be routed in a battle near the grave of Oedipus.
- Oh, yes, 'Man, the latest of the ephemera.' Well, what do you, the latest of the ephemera, want with fame?
The result was that the Historian begged so hard to be told the latest news of Oz, so that he could write it down for the children to read, that Dorothy asked permission of Ozma and Ozma graciously consented.
Marshall Field's man, Anson Kirkpatrick, played the piano and sang all the latest sentimental songs.
At this school I found the students, in most cases, had more money, were better dressed, wore the latest style of all manner of clothing, and in some cases were more brilliant mentally.
The old count had money enough that year, as all his estates had been remortgaged, and so Nicholas, acquiring a trotter of his own, very stylish riding breeches of the latest cut, such as no one else yet had in Moscow, and boots of the latest fashion, with extremely pointed toes and small silver spurs, passed his time very gaily.
She had taken it for granted that next day at the latest he would resume the offer of his hand, heart, and automobiles.
she mustn't waken before seven at the latest," I said to myself, holding my breath and starting in terror at every noise.
Imagination has been verified by fact; the King Solomon's Mines I dreamed of have been discovered, and are putting out their gold once more, and, according to the latest reports, their diamonds also; the Kukuanas or, rather, the Matabele, have been tamed by the white man's bullets, but still there seem to be many who find pleasure in these simple pages.
When we had done discussing the merits of the latest book, it was natural to wonder how many copies had been sold, what advance the author had received, and how much he was likely to make out of it.
I should think the latest version must be, that I plotted with Raffles to murder Bulstrode, and ran away from Middlemarch for the purpose."
Many sickly ones have there always been among those who muse, and languish for God; violently they hate the discerning ones, and the latest of virtues, which is uprightness.
And they fell to talking of the last war news, and each concealed from the other his perplexity as to the engagement expected next day, since the Turks had been beaten, according to the latest news, at all points.
Elton, but as the clergyman whose blessing at the altar might next fall on herself.Robert Martin and Harriet Smith, the latest couple engaged of the three, were the first to be married.
My letter ought to reach you by ten o'clock this morning, at the latest. Let me have one line in answer, to say you will act instantly for the best.