By freeing thought from its object, Descartes made it possible to view the latter in strictly mechanical terms, reopening the way to science, suffocated for more than fifteen centuries under religious nonsense.
the latter half of 1989
If a coach is on a couch that's on a coach and the latter has a driver, then all is fine. If a coach is on a couch that's on a coach, but the driver drives the former, then the couch is crushed and the coach is dead.
Practice is as important as theory, but we are apt to value the latter and despise the former.
The end of which there were two little sketches of rhetoric and logic, the latter finishing with a specimen of a dispute in the Socratic method.
Health is above wealth; the latter gives less fortune than the former.
He did well in both schoolwork and sport and won a number of medals in the latter (=in sport).
Regarding captain and major, the latter rank is higher.
The latter will continue to develop along their own paths according to the needs of their own speakers.
The latter view has many supporters in Japan.
The higher classes constitute the mind of the single large whole of humanity; the lower classes constitute its limbs; the former are the thinking and designing part, the latter the executive part.
Reading English or Hebrew does not give this effect, although the latter belongs to Semitic languages
A ronin may not have the status of a daimyo, but he has the freedom that the latter may never have.