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I expect her home later.
He dropped out of university and disappeared two weeks later.
We can make an appointment for later in the week.
The court's ruling was later overturned.
I'll come and see you later on.
Later on in the hearings, Darnell told an entirely different story.
The book should be returned no later than next Friday.
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American English version of definition of later
a paid holiday given to a new employee before they start their job
the path that is taken by an object moving around a larger object in space
an expandable stick which you attach to a mobile phone or camera to help you take a selfie …
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Definition of later from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.