Late is a word that refers to a time that is later than what is expected.

  • He was late for work again.

  • The meeting was going to start at 10, but she showed up 20 minutes late.

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Example Sentences for lateness

  • 1

    The phone rings late in the night.

  • 2

    Workers toiled late at night.

  • 3

    The meeting is prolonged until late in the night.

  • 4

    Many boisterous restaurants are open late into the night.

  • 5

    The potlatch lasted late into the night, and soon everyone was asleep.

  • 6

    It was a late night and tiredness can make things a wee bit blurry.

  • 7

    Late in the game, a swarm of insects circled the mound in the late innings.

  • 8

    Lately Chancellor of the Exchequer.

  • 9

    The lateness piqued the man.

  • 10

    By the late 1930s, the organization disintegrated.