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Definition of Belated


  1. of Belate
  2. Delayed beyond the usual time; too late; overtaken by night; benighted.

Belated Quotations

I feel prematurely old. I'm actually having this major belated quarter-life crisis. I'm turning 30 in a couple of weeks. I've been thinking a lot about mortality. A lot about what I'm going to do with my life and how to enjoy it. One of the things I'm going to work on is being more spontaneous, letting go, embracing the beauty of come-what-may.
Chris Pine

An epitaph is a belated advertisement for a line of goods that has been discontinued.
Irvin S. Cobb

The west has a great deal to answer for in the Middle East, from Britain's belated empire-building after the First World War to the US and British policy that condemns modern Iraq to the material and social squalor of a half-century ago.
James Buchan

A funeral eulogy is a belated plea for the defense delivered after the evidence is all in.
Irvin S. Cobb

At the end of my life, I have achieved belated fame and recognition in the city of my birth.
Leon Askin
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Belated Translations

belated in French is retardataire
belated in Italian is ritardato
belated in Norwegian is forsinket
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