Belatedly



coming or being after the customary, useful, or expected time:
belated birthday greetings.
late, delayed, or detained:
We started the meeting without the belated representative.
Archaic. obsolete; old-fashioned; out-of-date:
a belated view of world politics.
Archaic. overtaken by darkness or night.
Contemporary Examples

The New Political Violence Matthew Dallek April 8, 2010
Mitt Romney’s Stockholm Syndrome Behavior John Avlon May 29, 2012
Speed Read: Seven Bits From Buzzfeed’s Deconstruction of George Romney Matthew DeLuca October 14, 2012
Greece’s Election Supernova John Psaropoulos April 25, 2012
In New Documents, the Bridgegate Cover Story Unravels Michael Daly January 10, 2014

Historical Examples

Space Platform Murray Leinster
The Lani People J. F. Bone
Tight Squeeze Dean Charles Ing
Dan Carter and the Haunted Castle Mildred A. Wirt
The Roof Tree Charles Neville Buck

adjective
late or too late: belated greetings
adj.

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