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late Sentence Examples

  • It's late, and I'm tired.

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  • It's not too late to change your mind.

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  • It was late day-three by our calculations when we broke through.

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  • It's late and I have to get up early tomorrow.

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  • But you'll be late for dinner.

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  • Late in the afternoon, we tried something different.

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  • As soon as Nicholas entered in his hussar uniform, diffusing around him a fragrance of perfume and wine, and had uttered the words "better late than never" and heard them repeated several times by others, people clustered around him; all eyes turned on him, and he felt at once that he had entered into his proper position in the province--that of a universal favorite: a very pleasant position, and intoxicatingly so after his long privations.

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  • Wildlife hid behind that wall of green, but it was too late in the day for them to be hopping out on the road.

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  • It was getting late and the air was taking on a chill.

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  • She asked "Yeah. We had some late visitors."

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  • "I did not expect this," said he to his adjutant Schneider when the latter came in late that night.

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  • Martha had asked to come in late as baby Clair had a bad night.

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  • If you rescue him, you'll be late for a movie, or a ballgame or dinner.

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  • Daniel Brennan offered an opportunity in late February.

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  • I didn't mean to make you late for your appointment.

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  • I dug in a tub of iced beer and Quinn and I toasted the two cans as we sat back on Adirondack chairs to enjoy the late afternoon.

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  • We were late for work but in a great mood when we finally arrived.

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  • Across the lake, the beginning glow of from the late summer sun broke through the low clouds, signaling an end to the rain.

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  • Kind of late for a walk, isn't it?

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  • It was by now late in the afternoon.

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  • We're already late getting started on account of him and the saddle bum will probably use up another half-hour of daylight eating our food.

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  • Since they were scheduled to be too late for supper that day, it was a good excuse to eat out together.

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  • Frost, not uncommon in New Hampshire as late as June, was considered by Howie a villain to reckon with.

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  • Too late she realized that her shirt would do the same.

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  • They rode into Ashley in the late afternoon.

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  • Makar Alexeevich, the brother of my late master--may the kingdom of heaven be his--has remained here, but he is in a weak state as you know, said the old servant.

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  • When he had changed, poured water over his head, and scented himself, Nicholas arrived at the governor's rather late, but with the phrase "better late than never" on his lips.

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  • Isn't it a little late to start worrying about that sort of thing?

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  • It was delightful to lose ourselves in the green hollows of that tangled wood in the late afternoon, and to smell the cool, delicious odours that came up from the earth at the close of day.

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  • She was afraid of being late for Matins.

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  • "I'm sorry we're late," Carmen said.

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  • A little too late now.

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  • It's too late for that.

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  • It was a beautiful morning and there was plenty of time to kill as Howie wasn't schedule to return to the house until late afternoon.

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  • Then he added with a smile in his voice, You two are working late together.

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  • I was about to call them, it was so late and you hadn't come home.

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  • But she remembered too how he had changed of late toward Mademoiselle Bourienne and could not bear to see her, thereby showing how unjust were the reproaches Princess Mary had mentally addressed to her.

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  • The state of things on the staff had of late been exceedingly strained.

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  • They would have some time to enjoy a late Christmas at home when they returned.

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  • "It" was a late model blue Toyota Camry.

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  • The realization came slow and late, but clear.

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  • I should have thought about it before, but it's never too late to stop doing something you know is wrong.

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  • I was hoping I was simply a few weeks late, but it's been over three now and then this started.

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  • One night the king sat up very late, writing letters and sending messages; and the little page was kept busy running on errands until past midnight.

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  • One evening he was very late coming home.

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  • I have found repeatedly, of late years, that I cannot fish without falling a little in self-respect.

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  • It was already late when he rose after sealing the letter.

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  • "Oh, it is really too late," said Count Orlov, looking at the camp.

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  • She was late by an hour.

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  • In those last moments when it was too late, she had decided to go with them.

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  • He left early each Friday afternoon, often returning late on Monday morning.

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  • Sometimes the well dent is visible, where once a spring oozed; now dry and tearless grass; or it was covered deep--not to be discovered till some late day--with a flat stone under the sod, when the last of the race departed.

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  • The two women let go of one another, and then, as if afraid of being too late, seized each other's hands, kissing them and pulling them away, and again began kissing each other on the face, and then to Prince Andrew's surprise both began to cry and kissed again.

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  • If you want to walk this late in the evening, you need to make sure I'm with you.

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  • In the fog of desire she knew one thing - it was too late to protest.

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  • I go back to the late 1940s.

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  • I want to help before it's too late, like with the little boy.

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  • It takes time for me to establish motion and I got a late start.

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  • After a stroll up town for coffee and a doughnut, I felt it was late enough to try Quinn in California.

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  • Betsy gently roused me from my nap for a late dinner.

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  • It was a warm late afternoon as I stood out on the sidewalk and looked up at the six massive columns towering above another busy and impressive train station.

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  • I forced him to wait while we ate a late lunch, early dinner, meal.

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  • You were late on purpose today so we'd happen to stop by the stash house.

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  • He'd hitchhiked between towns and walked cross-country, admiring the Irish landscape as he went and cursing the cold, incessant rain of late autumn.

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  • Yully slept deep and late despite the events of the night.

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  • She hesitated then exited the car and shivered in the late night breeze.

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  • The beauty of the ice was gone, and it was too late to study the bottom.

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  • Late in the afternoon, as he was resting in the thick woods south of Walden, he heard the voice of the hounds far over toward Fair Haven still pursuing the fox; and on they came, their hounding cry which made all the woods ring sounding nearer and nearer, now from Well Meadow, now from the Baker Farm.

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  • Contrary to his habit of being late, Pierre on that day arrived at the Bergs' house, not at ten but at fifteen minutes to eight.

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  • I tell you, Papa" (he smote himself on the breast as a general he had heard speaking had done, but Berg did it a trifle late for he should have struck his breast at the words "Russian army"), "I tell you frankly that we, the commanders, far from having to urge the men on or anything of that kind, could hardly restrain those... those... yes, those exploits of antique valor," he went on rapidly.

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  • Oh, and the tropical storm will become a hurricane late Saturday night.

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  • We would have taken any way rather than this; but it was late and growing dark, and the trestle was a short cut home.

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  • It is never too late to give up our prejudices.

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  • He is the well-known Prince Bolkonski who had to retire from the army under the late Emperor, and was nicknamed 'the King of Prussia.'

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  • It's going to be late by the time he finishes.

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  • After a few words about Princess Mary and her late father, whom Malvintseva had evidently not liked, and having asked what Nicholas knew of Prince Andrew, who also was evidently no favorite of hers, the important old lady dismissed Nicholas after repeating her invitation to come to see her.

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  • "He's sleeping in late," Martha said.

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  • Lives have been lost because we've either not been believed or someone was too late following up.

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  • It might make me a few minutes late meeting with Jackson but all the more time for Brennan to speak with him first.

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  • She wished she'd realized that a few days earlier, before it was too late to matter.

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  • She wished she'd realized that a few days earlier, before it was too late to matter.

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  • Late one evening he came to a little farmhouse in a lonely valley.

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  • Why do some people keep their mental faculties so late in life?

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  • O'Neill observed that scrutiny of government had become so intense that officials never could have gotten away with that—and he was writing in the late 1980s.

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  • I am sorry to say that our train was delayed in several places, which made us late in reaching New York.

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  • TO MR. WILLIAM WADE Cambridge, February 2, 1901. ...By the way, have you any specimens of English braille especially printed for those who have lost their sight late in life or have fingers hardened by long toil, so that their touch is less sensitive than that of other blind people?

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  • It was the only open and cultivated field for a great distance on either side of the road, so they made the most of it; and sometimes the man in the field heard more of travellers' gossip and comment than was meant for his ear: "Beans so late! peas so late!"--for I continued to plant when others had begun to hoe--the ministerial husbandman had not suspected it.

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  • It was very pleasant, when I stayed late in town, to launch myself into the night, especially if it was dark and tempestuous, and set sail from some bright village parlor or lecture room, with a bag of rye or Indian meal upon my shoulder, for my snug harbor in the woods, having made all tight without and withdrawn under hatches with a merry crew of thoughts, leaving only my outer man at the helm, or even tying up the helm when it was plain sailing.

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  • As it grew darker, I was startled by the honking of geese flying low over the woods, like weary travellers getting in late from Southern lakes, and indulging at last in unrestrained complaint and mutual consolation.

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  • "Papa, we shall be late," said Princess Helene, turning her beautiful head and looking over her classically molded shoulder as she stood waiting by the door.

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  • He says the count was the last representative but one of the great century, and that it is his own turn now, but that he will do all he can to let his turn come as late as possible.

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  • The princess glanced at her watch and, seeing that she was five minutes late in starting her practice on the clavichord, went into the sitting room with a look of alarm.

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  • The peasants say that a cold wind blows in late spring because the oaks are budding, and really every spring cold winds do blow when the oak is budding.

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  • But hard as they all worked till quite late that night, they could not get everything packed.

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  • Adjutants and generals galloped about, shouted, grew angry, quarreled, said they had come quite wrong and were late, gave vent to a little abuse, and at last gave it all up and went forward, simply to get somewhere.

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  • And they did indeed get somewhere, though not to their right places; a few eventually even got to their right place, but too late to be of any use and only in time to be fired at.

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  • "If you were counting on the evening soup, you have come too late," said a voice from behind the fire with a repressed laugh.

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  • "Too late again!" flashed through Petya's mind and he galloped on to the place from which the rapid firing could be heard.

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  • We lived under the late count--the kingdom of heaven be his!--and we have lived under you too, without ever being wronged.

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  • Too soon or too late... it is terrible!

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  • It was too late or too early to do anything about it now.

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  • We readily agreed in spite of the late Friday night hour.

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  • Quinn set Howie up for late the prior afternoon at Mr. Cooms' home.

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  • In late 2009, the entire genome of corn was decoded.

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  • You could sit up as late as you pleased, and, whenever you got up, go abroad without any landlord or house-lord dogging you for rent.

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  • At that table were his mother, his mother's old lady companion Belova, his wife, their three children with their governess and tutor, his wife's nephew with his tutor, Sonya, Denisov, Natasha, her three children, their governess, and old Michael Ivanovich, the late prince's architect, who was living on in retirement at Bald Hills.

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  • It wasn't that late when Betsy arrived there and found the note.

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  • You are not late.

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  • The porcelain clock on the wall proclaimed the time as ten minutes until twelve, but it didn't seem that late.

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  • It was getting late.

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  • If you want to wait until I get off work, I'll try to leave a little early so we won't get back so late.

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  • Well, it's getting late.

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  • I'm not bored, but it is getting late.

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  • Betsy wants to leave by seven tomorrow morning so we won't get back too late.

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  • We conveyed the meager information to a national tip line, fearing it might be too little too late.

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  • Finally, I called Betsy telling her I'd be late.

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  • It was past lunch time so the three of us dropped by The Main Street Café for a late lunch.

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  • Leave it until morning; late morning.

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  • It's pretty damn late.

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  • Fine. Look, it's late.

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  • His display was too late.

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  • Dean was replenishing the coffee and setting plates for late breakfast arrivals when Maria, their newly hired helper, arrived.

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  • There was no time for Cynthia to talk to her husband, who was busy serving breakfast to the late sleepers while she showed Maria, by hand communication, the upstairs chores of Bird Song.

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  • Dean breathed deeply as he watched the late afternoon sun filter through the curtains.

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  • It had been the mildest late winter in years and the lack of high country snow had opened the Jeep roads weeks earlier than usual.

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  • Some textbook must have dictated speed as the panacea for grief, and Martha was hustled out the door like a bride late for her wedding.

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  • Those were taken on a very clear day, in the late afternoon sun.

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  • But his distress was short-lived, and he talked a number of lodgers into a late afternoon dip at the pool.

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  • Dean thought him to be in his late forties but he looked physically in shape and much younger.

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  • Dean asked, as he shaded his eyes from the late afternoon sun.

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  • It's not too late to back out.

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  • Cynthia suggested an outdoor barbeque for dinner and Dean began preparations in the late afternoon.

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  • The winter had been exceptionally clear of late snow and the high mountain passes that in many years remained closed until July had been cleared weeks earlier this spring.

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  • I was so frightened when you were late.

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  • They were only here four or five years in the late fifties, Charlie said.

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  • By then he'll be finishing a late lunch at the Timberline—the deli on Main Street.

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  • Between bites, Martha regaled the few late rising guests that lingered around the dining room with stories of her adventure and the bus window sights she'd visited.

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  • There was a note on the hall table from Cynthia that she and Martha had accepted Brandon Westlake's invitation to catch the late afternoon sun and photograph wildflowers, and Pumpkin Green has stopped by, looking for Dean.

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  • I looked in the late 1930's and early '40's but nothing much caught my eye.

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  • Looks like you can buy one for about ten bucks unless some late bidder jumps in and kicks up the price.

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  • If Dean wasn't too late.

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  • Then it was too late.

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  • We went late at night and then we took the boat out and turned it over.

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  • It was a blissful late afternoon and the Deans were alone in the kitchen—Fred had taken Martha to a movie— when Cynthia raised the subject.

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  • "Is it too late?" she asked.

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  • Before it was too late.

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  • It was late, so he made his usual rounds.

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  • In spite of her extra pounds and gray hair, it was hard to believe Mums was in her late 60's.

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  • Maybe it was too late to help Lori anyway.

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  • It was late, nearly 10:00 pm.

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  • "I'll be late," he said.

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  • Deidre had the sense of being late to a conversation.

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  • I hope it's not too late, though, Deidre said.

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  • She couldn't be late again for her job as an assistant general manager of a fast food joint, or she'd be fired.

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  • Don't be late this time.

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  • She survived the day of bitching customers and employees alike and arrived late in the evening to Hannah's, a mansion in the outskirts of Annapolis where her sister lived with her fiancée, Giovanni.

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  • She slumped against the sill, hot from the inside out while the late fall breeze chilled her skin.

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  • "Is it too late to say sorry?" she managed.

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  • Kris shouted too late.

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  • Too late, Katie realized she'd not thought to wear a scarf.

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  • It was too late for him to know.

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  • "It.s too late for that," he said and walked out.

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  • It.s too late for that.

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  • Katie tried to concentrate on the words, wanting to help Rhyn before it was too late.

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  • It was too late.

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  • A yellowish glow emitted from some unseen light source in the grey walls reminded her of a late winter afternoon that never ended.

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  • This wasn't planned, and her appearance was almost too late.

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  • His reinforcements would come too late; he had one choice to save his planet.

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  • They'd been right to use force over reason with the Council, a lesson he'd learned almost too late.

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  • She hadn't realized what she felt for him until it was too late to tell him.

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  • A little late to matter, Kiera said with a shrug.

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  • He was frozen to move toward her, knowing in his heart it was too late.

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  • Too late for anything.

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  • Late October was a little slow.

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  • So were early autumn frosts and late spring freezes.

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  • Fred was absent when they arrived home, but returned just as Cynthia was cutting a warmed apple pie for a late afternoon snack.

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  • As he answered the late night call, he glanced up the staircase to see Edith in the hall above, a specter in her antique dress, a look of alarm on her face.

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  • I realize it's late out there but I'm verifying one of your guests.

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  • After dawn arrived at last and the couple were showered and dressed, they speculated further on the late night sounds as Cynthia filled Bird Song's breakfast table with fresh baked goodies.

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  • Cynthia had received a phone call from the Boston sisters telling her their flight was delayed and they weren't now expected until late afternoon.

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  • Just then, the high point of excitement of the late afternoon was orchestrated by Mrs. Lincoln, Dean's cat, who had emigrated with him from Pennsylvania.

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  • She didn't even mention being too late to take him to dinner.

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  • The bearded man was younger looking than Dean had thought when he first saw him drive by Bird Song, probably no more than late twenties.

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  • Sorry to bop in so late.

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  • Dean bit his lip, assuming the little woman was about to complain about Gladys Turnbull's late night writing, but she had other concerns.

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  • Dean brushed off a white cloud of flour and greeted a well-dressed, good-looking man in his late forties standing in the hall.

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  • In the late seventies and early eighties scaling these challenging surfaces really caught on.

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  • When the stream became visible, the flow was light, a far cry from the raging torrent Dean remembered from late spring when the melting snow increased the flow of the Uncompahgre a hundred fold.

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  • Plus, Janet is either late or missing, Fred never even came home last night, I don't think I made enough breakfast rolls, and there's a stack of luggage in the hall.

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  • The two of them managed to finish attending to the chatting guests, the late rising climbers and the Quincy sisters.

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  • I cook, but mostly toast and tea, and soup in the late afternoon.

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  • "I hope it's not too late on the east coast," he said as he dialed.

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  • As it tolled its final gong, Edith Shipton appeared, in her late night attire— the Annie Quincy white dress—her hair loosened about her shoulders.

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  • Janet was late again and Cynthia's bedside attempt to call her mother in Indiana resulted in unanswered rings, causing her further concern.

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  • Gladys Turnbull was sleeping late, as usual.

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  • Before he could answer, the bedside telephone shrilled, its shocking ring penetrating the late night stillness.

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  • For seconds he was frozen to move toward her, knowing in his heart it was too late.

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  • But he was too late for even that.

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  • He filled Fred in on the details of Edith's visit and Cynthia's late night phone call and the abrupt end to the conversation.

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  • Neither mentioned the late night phone call during Edith's nocturnal visit nor Cynthia's sudden, unannounced return.

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  • He could feel her tense against him as he explained in detail the late night suicide and the termination of the police investigation.

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  • Dean said, "What brings you out so late?"

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  • She confided it to her husband late one night, awakening him from his sleep as Edith Shipton had just awakened him but a week before.

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  • But his cry came an instant too late as Shipton plummeted past him, his ice ax swinging in a rip across Dean's calf as he plummeted backward into space, and down to the rocks and churning river below.

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  • Unfortunately, Jackson realized too late that Cassandra was a crazy bitch, and needy as hell.

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  • Too late and they'd be sloppy drunk.

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  • Oh my gosh, it's so late.

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  • Jackson and Elisabeth led the newlyweds outside as Jackson explained, This is a little late.

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  • That evening, Jackson and Elisabeth stayed up late as they had for the previous full moon, neither wanting to waste precious time together sleeping.

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  • It isn't like her to be so late and not call.

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  • Spring will be too late to witness the kidding.

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  • Don't you think it's a little late to back out now?

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  • It was too late to change her mind now - and what difference did it make why Alex was coming?

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  • "Keep it going," Alex warned her in a conversational tone, but it was already too late.

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  • Now was not the time to be in the barn alone with him this late at night.

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  • Too late she realized she was going to faint.

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  • It's not too late for you to start a family, you know.

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  • She saw it coming too late, and he had her pinned to the floor on her back before she could squirm away.

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  • Late Friday evening she was returning from the barn when he drove into the yard in a white Dodge Ram Pick up.

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  • Too late, she realized what he would think.

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  • This very moment she would choose Alex - but what about twenty years from now, when it was too late to have children?

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  • Was it too late?

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  • A minute more, and he'd have been too late.

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  • They grabbed food from the small cafeteria that was devoid of people at the late hour of morning.

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  • Even so, Brady and his team had arrived too late.

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  • And now, it might be too late to make things right.

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  • "It's too late for either of us to turn back," Death said.

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  • It's late.  Go get some rest.

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  • "No, the real you.  I have to find you before it's too late," he said impatiently.

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  • "But if Death already has her, then –" "Then it's too late.  We have to go this way," Toby said and pulled away.

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  • I'm always late, but I always show.

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  • In truth, it might not have altered my decision, but it's a little late for holding millennia-old grudges, Kris explained.

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  • A scattering of cars dotted the parking lot but due to the late hour the avenue beyond was nearly devoid of traffic.

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  • Both were in their late 30's, losing their hair, gaining a mid-section and happily married.

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  • Dean had hoped to make it as soon as possible so he could beat the worst of the late afternoon traffic when he returned from his chores in Philadelphia.

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  • She had received notice from Parkside's police officer McCarthy the prior day, Tuesday, late in the afternoon.

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  • Does swimming alone late at night strike you as in character for Byrne?

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  • The late spring sun had finally fought its way out of the white haze and was slipping down in the west, painting the countryside in yellow brush strokes.

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  • Most trips commenced early in the week if the destination was closer, and Byrne was home by late Wednesday or Thursday.

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  • The late night storm had blown Wednesday's hazy whiteness east to New Jersey and the Atlantic beyond, leaving in its place a high pressure system, a sky painted deep blue and patched with just enough puffy clouds for contrast.

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  • The late afternoon was delightful as he wound his way through the city streets north of town.

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  • Coach Grayson, first name Henry, had gone oh-for-four, lifetime, in just two games for the Boston Braves in the late forties.

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  • I'm used to planes being late more often than on time.

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  • According to Byrne's expense file, his prior trip to Norfolk had been in late January and, earlier, in October of last year.

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  • As Dean looked for a place to park, he noticed a late model Chevrolet with a rental sticker on the rear bumper parked across the street.

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  • He assumed Cynthia Byrne was a few minutes late, but when he descended the stairs, there she sat, opposite Fred O'Connor, who was decked out in an elegant blue pinstripe suit complete with pocket handkerchief and bow tie.

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  • Mrs. Lincoln hopped up, stretching her lan­guid body and yawning, as if wondering why these two idiots were keeping such late hours.

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  • After a late lunch on the run, Dean spent most of the after­noon interviewing a burglary victim only three blocks from his Collingswood Avenue home.

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  • But it's late at night and there's nothing along the Interstate.

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  • At first he paid a few days late but I had a little talk with him and he's straight­ened out nicely.

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