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  • r  later than usual or than expected
    I belatedly wished her a happy birthday

  • This has been a terrible thing: Presidents need to be thinking past the horizon, as Jimmy Carter belatedly proved.
  • Last week, with key campaign aides quitting and former Supporter Ted Kennedy stumping for Washington, Byrne, belatedly realizing she could not win, abruptly withdrew from the race.
  • She came off as unapologetic and defiant, apologizing only belatedly for each infraction.
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  • Liam Fox in ic
    When this country belatedly recognized the wrongs of slavery there were those who dug in their heels and said, 'Slow down, it's too early. Let's wait. Things aren't bad enough'; When this body was on the verge of guaranteeing equal civil rights to... Harry Reid Seattle Times Dec 10, 2009 9215 12897 belatedly But shadow defence secretary Liam Fox said: We have been complaining for a long time that these operations are under-resourced. It appears that this is something the Government seems to belatedly recognise only now."
  • David Frum in FOXNews
    The very same campaign strategy that has belatedly mobilized the Republican core has alienated and offended the great national middle, which was the only place where the 2008 election could have been won,Frum wrote.

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