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belated
 a.  having been delayed; done or sent too late
Classic Sentence:
1  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
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 2
2  When at length, one afternoon, she put into execution the belated resolve to visit her friend, this sense of shrunken opportunities possessed her with unusual intensity.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 8
3  She had just closed her trunk on the white folds of the Reynolds dress when she heard a tap at her door, and the red fist of the Irish maid-servant thrust in a belated letter.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 13
4  She had insisted that in the belated quest of these work-stained women was an aspiration which ought to stir her tears.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
5  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
Get Context   In VI. THE MAN WITH THE TWISTED LIP
6  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
Get Context   In Chapter 13. Fixing the Nets
7  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
Get Context   In IX. THE ADVENTURE OF THE THREE STUDENTS
8  We had brought his belated correspondence, and a lot of torn envelopes and open letters littered his bed.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Get Context   In III
9  At length he met a belated passenger, went up to him, and spoke a few words to him.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 64 THE MAN IN THE RED CLOAK
Example Sentence:
1  I reveived a belated birthday card this morning.
2  They made a belated attempt to save her life.
3  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.