after the customary, useful, or expected time:If a law shouldn't have been passed in the first place, it's no crime to belatedly reverse it.I received your letter last month, and I wanted to thank you, even if belatedly.
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How to use belatedly in a sentence
The Pac-12’s belated start meant its playoff hopes were going to ride heavily on whether somebody — and “somebody” was assumed to be Oregon — would bash everyone in its way.College football winners and losers: Pac-12 playoff hopes disappear with Oregon’s loss | Patrick Stevens | November 29, 2020 | Washington Post
Speaking with reporters Thursday, he did not rule out taking action against the General Services Administration at a future date to force a belated recognition of his presidential transition.Live updates: Georgia secretary of state issues correction, saying certification of its general election results is still under way | John Wagner, Colby Itkowitz, Michelle Lee | November 20, 2020 | Washington Post
Apple’s belated embrace of the technology will go a long way toward taking it mainstream.‘Hi, Speed:’ Apple walks the tightrope of embracing 5G | claychandler | October 13, 2020 | Fortune
Because of its sensitivity to controversy, the Nobel committee has a habit of awarding belated prizes … sometimes decades late.
To skywatchers, though, chiaroscuro was just an extremely belated recognition of a natural truth that their predecessors had discovered millennia earlier.These Images Expose the Dark Side of the Solar System - Issue 89: The Dark Side | Corey S. Powell | August 26, 2020 | Nautilus
He appeared to understand however belatedly that he was in the presence of another kind of greatness.
Marrero himself was hardly a “cup of coffee” relic or a minor character belatedly retrieved from the dustbin of baseball history.Havana Bids Adios to Conrado Marrero, MLB’s Oldest Player | Peter C. Bjarkman | April 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The closings continued for three more days, ending only when the executive director, Patrick Foye, belatedly stepped in.In New Documents, the Bridgegate Cover Story Unravels | Michael Daly | January 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Boston, however, has sadly and belatedly proven him right, at least to a degree.How U.S. Cities Can Protect Themselves Against Bombing Attacks | Michael O'Hanlon | April 17, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
His absence left tongues wagging, and Romney showed up at a march he belatedly called himself a week later.Speed Read: Seven Bits From Buzzfeed’s Deconstruction of George Romney | Matthew DeLuca | October 15, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
belatedly, Ruiz made radio contact with the doughnut, which was still well within range.Tight Squeeze | Dean Charles Ing
The rifle came up—and dropped back again as Alexander belatedly pretended that she had not seen him.A Pagan of the Hills | Charles Neville Buck
belatedly, Brad recalled that the Cub leader and Mr. Holloway had expected to make a brief trip that morning to the mainland.Dan Carter and the River Camp | Mildred A. Wirt
"There's a lot uh cake you boys might just as well eat up," the Countess called belatedly.Flying U Ranch | B. M. Bower
belatedly, he knew that the cutout which he held dangling, resembled Pillbot in outline.The 4-D Doodler | Graph Waldeyer