Read these lines from Macbeth: The west yet glimmers with some streaks of day: Now spurs the lated traveller apace, To gain the timely inn; and near approaches The subject of our watch. Which of the following is true of the words lated traveller as used here? Lated is likely a Shakespearian version of belated. Lated is meant to suggest the travelers are important. Lated, like knighted, is something bestowed. Lated suggests the travelers themselves are not at fault.
Lated is likely a Shakespearian version of belated.