Beforehand and Late


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Beforehand adverb – Before the usual or expected time.
Usage example: if you arrive beforehand, we won't be entirely prepared yet

Late is an antonym for beforehand.
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Late adverb – After the due, usual, or proper time.
Usage example: she has a habit of arriving late for everything

Beforehand is an antonym for late in topics: overdue, behind time.
Nearby Words: lately, lateness
Antonyms for Late
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  • The episodes were written and produced in late 2010, and screenwriter Diablo Cody apologized on Tumbr beforehand.
    Source: Too Soon
  • Web Animation / TOME aka: TV Tome Adventures The Faceless: Voltarius in late season 2 (The Voice beforehand), and an unnamed season 3 villain...though Anidoug was the villain of Season 3.
  • Video Game / Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Unfortunately, they're too late; Peach was swapped out with a disguised Kamek at some point beforehand.
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