- a person whose talents or capabilities are slow to develop: A late bloomer, she wrote her first novel when she was almost 50.
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Examples from the Web for late bloomer
School is hard, and I was a late-bloomer in finding out who I was and how to be myself.Natalie Dormer Talks ‘Hunger Games,’ Feminism, and Why ‘Game of Thrones’ Needs More Dick
November 21, 2014
Its leadership relies, increasingly, on half-hearted, inexperienced freelancers or unskilled, late-bloomer recruits.Fawaz A. Gerges on How the Arab Spring Beat Al Qaeda
Fawaz A. Gerges
May 13, 2012