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  • a  being or occurring at an advanced period of time or after a usual or expected time
    late evening
    late 18th century
    a late movie
    took a late flight
    had a late breakfast
  • s  after the expected or usual time; delayed
    a belated birthday card
    I'm late for the plane
    the train is late
  • s  of the immediate past or just previous to the present time
    a late development
    their late quarrel
  • s  having died recently
    her late husband
  • a  of a later stage in the development of a language or literature; used especially of dead languages
  • a  at or toward an end or late period or stage of development
    the late phase of feudalism
    a later symptom of the disease
    later medical science could have saved the child
  • s  (used especially of persons) of the immediate past
    our late President is still very active
  • r  later than usual or than expected
    the train arrived late
    we awoke late
    the children came late to school
    I belatedly wished her a happy birthday
  • r  to an advanced time
    talked late into the evening
  • r  at an advanced age or stage
    she married late
    undertook the project late in her career
  • r  in the recent past
    lately the rules have been enforced
    as late as yesterday she was fine
    feeling better of late

  • But by the time he sounded the alarm, it may have been too late.
  • The son of late Philippine leader Corazon Aquino announced Wednesday he will run for president next year to continue the legacy of his mother, who became the country's democracy .
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  • President Bush in Times Online
    Some say the gains we are making in Iraq come too late,Mr Bush said. "They are mistaken. It is never too late to deal a blow to al-Qaeda. It is never too late to advance freedom. And it is never too late to support our troops in a fight...
  • Harry Reid in The Associated Press
    We will vote on this measure again once there is a replacement named for the late Sen. Byrd,Reid said.
  • Conan O Brien in Philadelphia Inquirer
    Doing so, O'Brien wrote, would "seriously damage what I consider to be the greatest franchise in the history of broadcasting. 'The Tonight Show' at 12:05 simply isn't 'The Tonight Show.' Also, if I accept this move I will be knocking the 'Late...

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