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adjective as in late, behind schedule

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Doing so not only would satisfy inmates’ requests, but also would avoid still further delays and bring long overdue closure for victims’ families.

By the early 1990s, it had not undergone an update since 1975, and Scribner, along with some readers, had concluded that one was long overdue.

The hikers were reported overdue Tuesday evening near Bear Mountain in Chugiak, outside Anchorage.

The requirement of masks in federal facilities and airports is long overdue.

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This plan would make real investments in child care and paid family leave, while also giving us the financial relief that is so long overdue.

Or perhaps next September is too long to wait for a demonstration of appreciation that is already overdue.

They converted what should have been a long-overdue moral reckoning into a shallow and hysterical ratings bonanza.

By the time virologists confirmed it was Ebola—in this case, four days later—isolation was long overdue.

And if horse racing endures and survives, it will be the result of an overdue focus on the august animal that defines the pastime.

But recent Emmy history—particularly in this category—tells us that being overdue is irrelevant.

Also an overdue note accepted or indorsed is regarded as payable on demand, so far as the maker is concerned.

I understood vaguely of notes overdue, and somewhat of mortgages on our lands, our house, our crops.

I went to the Junior, told him my predicament, and he kindly offered to wait for his debt, though the note was overdue.

I'll say this for Sonntag—he's been overdue for a croaking this long time.

The Great White Father had forgotten them, he knew, for their rations were long overdue and there was hunger in the camp.


On this page you'll find 43 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to overdue, such as: belated, delinquent, outstanding, tardy, unpaid, and behindhand.

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