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belated
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
after the expected or usual time
  • We belated historians must not linger after his example; and if we did so, it is probable that our chat would be thin and eager, as if delivered from a campstool in a parrot-house.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (18% in)
  • But the months gained on him and left his plans belated: he had only had time to ask for that promise by which he sought to keep his cold grasp on Dorothea's life.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (62% in)

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