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Definition of Untimely


  1. Not timely; done or happening at an unnatural, unusual, or improper time; unseasonable; premature; inopportune; as, untimely frosts; untimely remarks; an untimely death.
  2. Out of the natural or usual time; inopportunely; prematurely; unseasonably.

Untimely Quotations

They say that shadows of deceased ghosts Do haunt the houses and the graves about, Of such whose life's lamp went untimely out, Delighting still in their forsaken hosts.
Joshua Sylvester

It is, finally, a word is untimely in three different senses, and bearing it as one's treasure will not win one anyone's favours; one rather risks finding oneself outside everyone's camp... Beauty is the word that shall be our first.
Hans Urs von Balthasar

I want to stress that at no time Bolivia acts untimely or irresponsibly.
Evo Morales

Teenagers too often have to deal with loss and death. You had to cope with the untimely death of your brother; how can young people deal with such tragedies?
Andrew Shue

The illness, and the untimely death of my brothers, has made me conscious of the fact that - rather than just think about it - it's crucial that you do today what you want to do.
Robin Gibb
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Untimely Translations

untimely in German is vorzeitig
untimely in Italian is prematuro
untimely in Spanish is intempestivo, antelacion
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