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Behind Kile, Henri belatedly joined in the laughter.
Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  after the expected or usual time
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belated belatedly belatedness belate
Memory Aid:  to "be late."
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  • Behind Kile, Henri belatedly joined in the laughter.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • Belatedly, Mabel asked, "Is that Lindsey Wells?"
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • There was such a pathetic note of hope in his question that it roused me from my professor’s trance and I belatedly realized what I was doing to the man.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • I saw him raise one hand slightly, as if making a belated attempt to grab hold of me.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind

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  • At 8:23 and twenty seconds, King Lotharon made his somewhat belated entrance to the dinner.
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride
  • Mad Auntie Kath had come up trumps with a belated birthday present …. hurrah!
    Louise Rennison  --  Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging
  • People who remarked on his looks did so belatedly, in a tone of surprise, as if they were congratulating themselves on their powers of discernment.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • But the very thought was unconscionable and I belatedly realized, while I stood there in silence watching, that it was wrong enough of me to have stolen in on her in this way and violated her privacy, so I announced myself with a small cough.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Belatedly, she realized how much the sky had lightened.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • Belatedly, he remembered that Jen was a Baron.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Among the Hidden

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  • As we entered the gate to the main courtyard, I caught sight of the tubby little figure of Father Bain, the village priest, hurrying belatedly to the aid of his fallen parishioner.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Belatedly she remembered the umbrella in her bag, dragged it out, pushing her way forward into the evocative gloom of the rain-struck woods.
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch
  • I am merely giving you, if belatedly, what was rightfully yours all along.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • The gentleman who uttered the cries was evidently a belated Mormon.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • Then he went to revive himself with a belated cup of tea.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • She wanted to be alone again, and did not want to face another belated tea at Manderley.
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • A little belatedly, I started to worry over where it might land.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • Also belated little children would call "Bogey Man!" after him, and make off tremulously elated.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • Between us we soon supplied his wants, and then over a belated supper we explained to the baronet as much of our experience as it seemed desirable that he should know.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • "Your glasses," she said, belatedly realizing what had seemed strange to her out on the porch.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes
  • At night he crept into sheds and cellars and doorways—until there came a spell of belated winter weather, with a raging gale, and the thermometer five degrees below zero at sundown and falling all night.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • She thinks of the time she had to be hospitalized with pneumonia, when she was eight, Maman refusing to go home, insisting on sleeping in the chair next to her bed, and she feels a new, unexpected, belated kinship with her mother.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • At a moment when all was quiet before the commencement of a song, a door leading to the stalls on the side nearest the Rostovs’ box creaked, and the steps of a belated arrival were heard.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • At least it was the younger one, Ian, who had belatedly developed a conscience–not quite as bad as leaving Kyle behind.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • Beyond lay another dull wilderness of bricks and mortar, its silence broken only by the heavy, regular footfall of the policeman, or the songs and shouts of some belated party of revellers.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • That, perhaps, is a lesson for history, and I’ll leave such decisions to Jack and his ilk while I try belatedly to study the lesson of my own life.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • I realized belatedly that it must have been Jacob’s heart I’d heard below.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • Deeper and more painful than his belated concern for Denver or Sethe, scorching his soul like a silver dollar in a fool’s pocket, was the memory of Baby Suggs—the mountain to his sky.
    Toni Morrison  --  Beloved
  • Moreover, as the ground thawed, his route turned into a gauntlet of boggy muskeg and impenetrable alder, and McCandless belatedly came to appreciate one of the fundamental (if counterintuitive) axioms of the North: winter, not summer, is the preferred season for traveling overland through the bush.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • The stranger smiled, and rather belatedly introduced himself: he was Lewicki’s brother, and had come to tell me that food would be delivered next day.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • And the next day, my mother called me, to invite me to a belated birthday dinner for my father.
    Amy Tan  --  The Joy Luck Club
  • Edging to the rim of the hilltop, I dug the spikes of my poles into the snow and pushed myself into a flight I knew I couldn’t stop by skill or any belated access of will.
    Sylvia Plath  --  The Bell Jar
  • We had brought his belated correspondence, and a lot of torn envelopes and open letters littered his bed.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Heart of Darkness
  • And it was said that a belated citizen had come upon Potter washing himself in the "branch" about one or two o’clock in the morning, and that Potter had at once sneaked off—suspicious circumstances, especially the washing which was not a habit with Potter.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • She had waited longer than she knew, and now that she found herself belated in the snow-hidden ruggedness of the long lanes, even the animation of a vindictive purpose could not keep her spirit from failing.
    George Eliot  --  Silas Marner
  • Beidleman, Groom, their clients, and two Sherpas from Fischer’s team who had belatedly materialized out of the mist-Tashi Tshering and Ngawang Dorje-had coalesced into a single group.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • From every side belated gnomes were rushing into it.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Silver Chair
  • Sissy was so happy at being divorced so quickly that she sent him a silver-plated pickle dish as a belated wedding present.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • It was the belated dessert.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • It fell out that he was thus engaged in a season when crowds were few, and belated women few, and when his affairs in general were so unprosperous as to awaken a strong suspicion in his breast that Mrs. Cruncher must have been "flopping" in some pointed manner, when an unusual concourse pouring down Fleet-street westward, attracted his attention.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • Could be belated,’ I said with a shrug.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Lock and Key
  • And, he belatedly realized, he could attack Murtagh with any spells he desired and Murtagh would not be able to respond with deadly force.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • As this horse approached, and as I watched for it to appear through the dusk, I remembered certain of Bessie’s tales, wherein figured a North-of-England spirit called a "Gytrash," which, in the form of horse, mule, or large dog, haunted solitary ways, and sometimes came upon belated travellers, as this horse was now coming upon me.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • The elderly ladies of the committee in whose hands rested the responsibility for the whole bazaar rustled in as importantly as full-rigged ships, hurried the belated young matrons and giggling girls into their booths, and then swept through the doors into the back rooms where the refreshments were being laid out.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • From inside, he seemed to hear an odd wet thumping sound, far off, dim, as if something had just scrambled belatedly out of the tub, as if to greet a caller, as if it had realized the caller was leaving before the social amenities had been completed and so it was now rushing to the door, all purple and grinning, to invite the caller back inside.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • Here was I thinking you a new-sprung child of nature; there were you, the belated seedling of an effete aristocracy!
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • I hope my belated reaction will not disappoint them.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • After I tell the students that first time that it’s a sonnet, half of them groan in belated recognition (often they know but think I have a hidden agenda or a trick up my sleeve) and the others ask me how I knew that so fast.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • The roar of tank treads now competed with the din of artillery all along the Marines’ front, as dozens of them belatedly joined the front line.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • She had the lie-gap between her teeth, and a big mouth; when she laughed, she belatedly caught her lower lip in her teeth, as though she were ashamed of so large a mouth, and her breasts shook.
    James Baldwin  --  Go Tell It on the Mountain
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