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The trains are running 15 minutes late.
The trees are flowering late this year.
Stop by late this afternoon.
We plan to visit late in July.
He didn't receive the recognition he deserved until late in life.
We won't arrive home until late, so don't wait up for us.
As late as the 1980s foreign trade accounted for a very small proportion of Soviet national income.
We have not seen him of late.
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a generation … who are balancing working life with caring for both their teenage children and elderly parents
a type of cake shaped like a tube with chocolate on top and cream inside
to gossip or share personal information with someone …
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Definition of late from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.