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Usage examples for tardy

  1. The house was already crowded and Miss Ware gave her brother a look of displeasure which she considered his tardy appearance merited. – Those Dale Girls by Frank Weston Carruth
  2. Conscious of no fault more censurable than credulity and prejudice, feeling that his long fidelity to the reformed religion ought to be a defence for him against his calumniators, he was desirous both to clear his own honour, and to do at least a tardy justice to England. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  3. The so- called division of labor, which has become in our day the condition of activity of men of science and art, was, and has remained, the chief cause of the tardy forward movement of mankind. – On the Significance of Science and Art from What to Do? by Count Lyof N. Tolstoi
  4. They were said to have been suppressed by the reluctance of the tardy spring, and again by the king's visit to Ireland. – London Films by W.D. Howells
  5. " My dear, I positively refuse to answer any more questions," said the vicar with tardy firmness. – A Tale of a Lonely Parish by F. Marion Crawford
  6. M. Sevres caught me looking at it; and hoping his mistress might appear I prolonged the conversation till a tardy sense of the value of his time forced me to bring it to a close; and as I passed down the green garden with him I scanned hopefully every nook, fancying I should see her reading, and that she would raise her eyes as I passed. – Confessions of a Young Man by George Moore
  7. " Then it deserves no honour at all," said Fleda, " if it was merely that; the tardy execution of justice is but the removal of a reproach." – Queechy, Volume II by Elizabeth Wetherell
  8. If anything farther had been needed to hasten this result, it would have been accomplished by the sound of footsteps which, over- taking her a dozen yards from the house, announced her admirer's impetuous if tardy pursuit. – The Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton
  9. A new train of thought introduced itself at this tardy remembrance of his betrothed. – The Red Acorn by John McElroy
  10. On the first Sunday evening in April Doctor Sevier took tea with the Callenders, self- invited, alone and firmly oblivious of his own tardy wedding- gift to Anna as it gleamed at him on the board. – Kincaid's Battery by George W. Cable
  11. This method of quarantine alone, while very satisfactory in many instances, is rather tardy in obtaining the desired result. – Special Report on Diseases of Cattle by U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler
  12. Now you go about your tardy business and I will see to mine. – Polly in New York by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  13. Pongerville may have deemed his own tardy support a sufficient reward for the verses. – Balzac by Frederick Lawton
  14. Certainly not the activity and resourcefulness of Pitt and his colleagues; for their conduct at the crisis was weak and tardy. – William Pitt and the Great War by John Holland Rose
  15. Nobody cared, however, and unusual gayety prevailed at the tardy breakfast, to match the bright September morning and the good news of Colonel Gresham. – Polly of the Hospital Staff by Emma C. Dowd
  16. At this the others, taking up the cue of thrilling happenings, told stories of dangers on the river one after another until the tardy pilot, who had jingled up meanwhile unnoticed, was in his turn forced to wait for them. – Careers of Danger and Daring by Cleveland Moffett
  17. He was in no mood to go to his Club, where he would find a host of acquaintances eager for an account of his wanderings and curious concerning his tardy return. – The Shadow of the East by E. M. Hull
  18. Isn't your interest in the play a trifle- tardy?" – Laughing Bill Hyde and Other Stories by Rex Beach
  19. Then the tardy bark of a rifle. – Then I'll Come Back to You by Larry Evans
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