01. The children are still suffering greatly from the stress of their parents' [recent] divorce.
02. The weather had been really bad for quite a while, but [recently] it has started to warm up a bit.
03. Howard's wife has been ill [recently], so I don't think they'll be able to come to the party.
04. This week's storm is the most severe in [recent] history.
05. The [recent] increase in crime in the area is being blamed on gangs of white youths.
06. The Prime Minister said in a [recent] newspaper interview that he was considering calling an election before the end of the summer.
07. Brishkai brought some beautiful souvenirs back from her [recent] trip to Paris.
08. He has been sick for a while, but is looking much better [recently].
09. There was an interesting article about my favorite band in a [recent] issue of a popular music magazine.
10. Have you heard from your brother [recently]?
11. [Recent] decades in Jamaica have seen the development of a number of tourist towns.
12. Until [recently], Niger's history was passed orally from one generation to another.
13. Richard Dawkins has observed that our common ancestor with the chimpanzees and gorillas is much more [recent] than their common ancestor with the orangutan.
14. Our planet has only [recently] emerged from an ice age.

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