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late adj. (the superlative “latest” usu. = last LLL. V. ii. 795 “Now, at the l-st minute of the hour,” 2H4 IV. v. 181 “the very l-st counsel That ever I shall breathe,” Oth. I. iii. 28 “To leave that latest which concerns him first” ; absol. Tim. IV. ii. 23 “The l-st of my wealth” )
1. performed at a late hour H8 V. i. 13.
2. recent in date, recently made, completed, performed, appointed Tp. V. i. 145 “the like loss.--As great to me, as ,” R2 V. vi. 1 “the l-st news we hear,” H5 II. ii. 61 “the commissioners,” H8 II. i. 147 “of late days,” Mac. I. vi. 19 “the dignities heap'd up to them,” Lr. IV. v. 24 “at her late being here.”
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