a. having been delayed; done or sent too late
He apologized for his belated note of condolence to the widow of his friend and explained that he had just learned of her husband's untimely death.
Sentence in Classic:
Beyond lay another dull wilderness of bricks and mortar, its silence broken only by the heavy, regular footfall of the policeman, or the songs and shouts of some belated party of revellers.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Holmes made no further allusion to the matter that day, though he sat lost in thought for a long time after our belated dinner.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
But at this point one or two belated passengers from the last station forced their way into the carriage, and Lily had to retreat to her seat.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context
The swallows flew high; the wind had quite died away, belated bees hummed slowly and drowsily among the lilac blossom; a swarm of midges hung like a cloud over a solitary branch which stood out against the sky.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev Context
We had brought his belated correspondence, and a lot of torn envelopes and open letters littered his bed.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad Context
Between us we soon supplied his wants, and then over a belated supper we explained to the baronet as much of our experience as it seemed desirable that he should know.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle Context
Belated wanderers upon the mountains spoke of gangs of armed men, masked, stealthy, and noiseless, who flitted by them in the darkness.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle Context