Meaning of “within living memory” in the English Dictionary

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"within living memory" in British English

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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 Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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