In many senses his approach was too little, too late, both from a policy and a communications standpoint.
He had never run for anything before, and his late entrance gave him no time to make mistakes unnoticed.
But by the late 1990s, the Savoy brand had petered out and the company was selling off bits and pieces.
In late night, the beginning of a program matters most; the last segment can be tossed to a band or a comic.
The New Jersey governor arrived on stage nearly an hour late.
And so late in 1872 Cochise and his people came back to the reservation.
If to be perfect in a certain sphere, What matter, soon or late, or here or there?
Then, too, as you know we have struck considerable 143 paying dirt of late.
When Fleckenstein arrived an hour late, he found an empty hall.
I'm mailing this early, so it should reach you in the late afternoon mail.
Old English læt "occurring after the customary or expected time," originally "slow, sluggish," from Proto-Germanic *lata- (cf. Old Norse latr "sluggish, lazy," Middle Dutch, Old Saxon lat, German laß "idle, weary," Gothic lats "weary, sluggish, lazy," latjan "to hinder"), from PIE *led- "slow, weary" (cf. Latin lassus "faint, weary, languid, exhausted," Greek ledein "to be weary"), from root *le- "to let go, slacken" (see let (v.)).
The sense of "deceased" (as in the late Mrs. Smith) is from late 15c., from an adverbial sense of "recently." Of women's menstrual periods, attested colloquially from 1962. Related: Lateness. As an adverb, from Old English late.