But the drug works best if started early in the disease, and the treatment came too late to benefit this patient.
They come late often, and many will even walk out to buy a snack and come back in with said food.
Night owls might think staying up late is a real hoot, but a new study hints that delayed sleep might have a sinister side.
Sometimes the e-texts arrived months or even years late.
The history of anti-recession efforts is that they are almost always initiated too late to do any good.
He has made some changes to pensions and social security, but in general his reform efforts have been too little, too late.
The blooming period is from late spring to late summer.
Because ovarian cancer often progresses to its late stages with few outward signs, it has come to be known as a silent killer.
Practice too late and you've forgotten the material and have to relearn it.
But administrators are not the ones out there late at night when students are making decisions about drinking.
British Dictionary definitions for late
occurring or arriving after the correct or expected time the train was late
(prenominal) occurring, scheduled for, or being at a relatively advanced time a late marriage
(prenominal) towards or near the end the late evening
at an advanced time in the evening or at night it was late
(prenominal) occurring or being just previous to the present time his late remarks on industry
(prenominal) having died, esp recently my late grandfather
(prenominal) just preceding the present or existing person or thing; former the late manager of this firm
of late, recently; lately
after the correct or expected time he arrived late
at a relatively advanced age she married late
recently; lately as late as yesterday he was selling books
late hours, rising and going to bed later than is usual
late in the day
at a late or advanced stage
Since late can mean deceased, many people think it is better to avoid using this word to refer to the person who held a post or position before its present holder: the previous (not the late) editor of The Times
Old English læt; related to Old Norse latr, Gothic lats
O.E. læt "occurring after the customary or expected time," originally "slow, sluggish," from P.Gmc. *latas (cf. O.N. latr "sluggish, lazy," M.Du., O.S. lat, Ger. laß "idle, weary," Goth. lats "weary, sluggish, lazy," latjan "to hinder"), from PIE base *lad- "slow, weary" (cf. L. lassus "faint, weary, languid, exhausted," Gk. ledein "to be weary"). The sense of "deceased" (as in the late Mrs. Smith) is from late 15c., from an adv. sense of "recently." Of women's menstrual periods, attested colloquially from 1962. Related: Lately; lateness.