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 Meanings and Examples of LATE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
late
 a.  happening or being near the end of a period of time
 ad.  after the planned, expected, usual, or necessary time
Classic Sentence: (188 in 13 pages)
1  It was late in autumn when I quitted the district where I had so long resided.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 16
2  "We won't be late if we start now," she insisted aloud.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 6
3  One afternoon late in October I saw Tom Buchanan.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 9
4  But of late, since the night of his vigil, all her sympathies towards him had been both softened and invigorated.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XVII. THE PASTOR AND HIS PARISHIONER
5  Miss Morton, only daughter of the late Lord Morton, with thirty thousand pounds.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 33
6  She might have had the politeness to send that message at first, but it's better late than never.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XIII
7  He never smoked so late, and it seemed to hint to me that he wanted comforting, for some reason or other.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XVIII
8  We changed again, and yet again, and it was now too late and too far to go back, and I went on.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XIX
9  But it was then too late, and with a countenance meaning to be open, she sat down again and talked of the weather.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 48
10  Her family had of late been exceedingly fluctuating.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 50
11  One afternoon, late in the month of February, I came ashore at the wharf at dusk.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XLVII
12  I think she got to be more timid, and more frightened-like, of late; and that a hard word was like a blow to her.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9. I HAVE A MEMORABLE BIRTHDAY
13  From the moment of my knowing of the death of my mother, the idea of her as she had been of late had vanished from me.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9. I HAVE A MEMORABLE BIRTHDAY
14  It's getting late, my dear,' said Mr. Peggotty, 'and here's Ham come fur to take you home.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 30. A LOSS
15  As it was growing late, Peggotty and Mr. Dick took that opportunity of repairing to the chandler's shop together.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 35. DEPRESSION
Example Sentence: (104 in 7 pages)
16  She was worried that she'd arrive too late to catch the last bus home.
17  I retired late, for as always the morning would arrive too soon.
18  The audience in the front rows made room for the late comers.
19  He wrote a memorial of the late author.
20  It is very late; hence you must go to bed.
21  He was late, so he fabricated an excuse to avoid trouble.
22  I'm staying late at the office tonight.
23  It is too late to lock the stable door when the steed is stolen.
24  It is never too late to mend.
25  It is too late to shut the stable door when the steed is stolen.
26  It is too late to cast anchor when the ship is on the rock.
27  It is too late to lock the stable door when the horse is stolen.
28  It is too late to grieve when the chance is past.
29  The shadows deepened toward late afternoon.
30  He was threatened with dismissal if he continued to turn up late for work.