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noun as in belatedness

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To make it up to Martin, he decides to direct Martin’s latest play.

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So the near future could see Newsmax, OAN and other upstart outlets capture the attention of 2021’s version of the tea party, the latest right-wing backlash to a Democratic president.

Four months is too long not to have on display the work of a chef whose dished filled dining rooms at the late Emilie’s on Capitol Hill, with which he parted ways in June, and the beloved Himitsu in Petworth.

He was confused by the plays he called late in the game and tried to retrace his steps.

Michael Locksley is isolating at his Olney home, the latest college football coach to test positive for the coronavirus.

Collins, for all his lateness, is still ahead of all his gay colleagues.

Bieber's team tweeted an apology for his lateness, which is perhaps a new low in the history of rock ‘n’ roll and social media.

I was sick of his lateness and his wildness and sick of all that pain.

After dark we wandered about the streets until the church-tower chimes warned us of the lateness of the hour.

Eloise's face was scarlet, while Jack pretended suddenly to remember the lateness of the hour, and started to leave the room.

If it proves unsuccessful the principal difficulty will arise from the lateness of my request.

The lateness of the hour enabled Mr. and Mrs. Eldred to come up and give a hand with the waiting and the dishing-up.

He was playing with a rosebud he had plucked from a vase near, but as unconscious of its beauty as of the lateness of the hour.


On this page you'll find 10 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to lateness, such as: backwardness, delay, prolongation, protraction, slowness, and retardation.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.