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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 obsolete; old-fashioned; out-of-date: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.
Historical Examples

Piano Playing Josef Hofmann
The Letters of Ambrose Bierce Ambrose Bierce
Our Southern Highlanders Horace Kephart

late or too late: belated greetings


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