Definitions

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  • adv. In a belated manner; tardily

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. later than usual or than expected

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Examples

  • We also learn, again belatedly, that the campaign’s denial of connections with the ACORN fraud machine is not precisely true.

    That CREEPy Feeling

  •   If they learn about the recall belatedly when redress isn't an option, consumers may take the chance of leaving unsafe products in service.

    Sprinklers recall: last call on O-ring sprinklers replacement

  • If they learn about the recall belatedly when redress isn't an option, consumers may take the chance of leaving unsafe products in service.

    Sprinklers recall: last call on O-ring sprinklers replacement

  • When he saw her dip her head and avoid his eyes, he recalled belatedly that Navajo did not like to make eye contact with strangers.

    A Man Alone

  • “I forgot to tell you,” her mother called belatedly.

    For the Love of God

  • That really was coming kind of belatedly after the Fed's 1/4 - percentage point cut yesterday in interest rates.

    CNN Transcript Jun 28, 2001

  • After the slightest hesitation, the taller guard " Beilyt, Mykel recalled belatedly " replied, "Yes, sir.

    Cadmian's Choice

  • We've now taken the word "belatedly" out, as I think you're right - it's judgmental where we didn't intend to be.

    The Guardian World News

  • But Bulgaria only informed the commission "belatedly" of its new figures, and provided "no information" on how they were calculated, Altafaj said.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • The court also held that the lack of proper notice was raised as a defense "belatedly" but not improperly.

    Law.com - Newswire

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