EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BELATEDLY
The Colonel accepted it, and belatedly bowed, removing his broad hat.
Belatedly he understood the emotional strain that had been gripping her.
Belatedly, they remembered that the Castle belonged to the bank.
Belatedly the man made a leap for it, but he clutched only air.
Belatedly, it occurred to him that this was the night of the 24th.
Belatedly, he remembered his gauntlet timepiece, and returned to the bedroom-office.
Belatedly, Penny realized she had turned toward the dormitories.
Belatedly, Penny realized that she had forgotten to pull the safety pin.
Belatedly, they recalled that Sara had smiled as she went away.
Perhaps Bas Rowlett who "had things hung up" had at last come to his senses and meant, belatedly, to lay his heart at her feet.