belatedly adv

belatedly adv
"I wonder why the hive's still empty," said Tom belatedly.

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  • belated — be|lat|ed [bıˈleıtıd] adj happening or arriving late ▪ a belated attempt to increase support belated recognition/realization/acknowledgement ▪ The statement was a belated acknowledgement that the project had not been a success. ▪ a belated… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bee n — What did the bee say to the other bee when he had a very bad headache? Bee quiet! belatedly adv …   English expressions

  • belated — [bɪˈleɪtɪd] adj happening or arriving late a belated apology[/ex] belatedly adv …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • belated — [bē lāt′id, bilāt′id] adj. [ BE + LAT(E) + ED] late or too late; tardy belatedly adv. belatedness n …   English World dictionary

  • belated — adj. 1 coming late or too late. 2 overtaken by darkness. Derivatives: belatedly adv. belatedness n. Etymology: past part. of obs. belate delay (as BE , LATE) …   Useful english dictionary

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