born too late

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of born too late

:better suited for life in an earlier time period
  • John prefers early jazz music over the modern stuff. I guess he was born too late.

Word by Word Definitions

born play
  1. : brought forth by or as if by birth

  2. : native

  3. : deriving or resulting from

too play
  1. : besides, also

  2. : to an excessive degree : excessively

  3. : to such a degree as to be regrettable

late play
  1. : coming or remaining after the due, usual, or proper time

  2. : of, relating to, or imposed because of tardiness

  3. : of or relating to an advanced stage in point of time or development : occurring near the end of a period of time or series

  1. : after the usual or proper time

  2. : at or to an advanced point of time

  3. : not long ago : recently


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