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English definition of “within living memory”

within living memory

If something has happened within living memory, it can be remembered by some people who are still alive: There is possibly less chance of another world war while the last one is within living memory.
(Definition of within living memory from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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