longstanding longstanding  /ˈlɔŋ ˌstæn dɪŋ/


  • (adj) having existed for a long time


  1. Edith's longstanding kidney disease had become unmanageable, and the Brigham doctors concluded that only a transplant could save her life.
  2. Hager was chosen for the post by FDA senior associate commissioner Linda Arey Skladany, a former drug-industry lobbyist with longstanding ties to the Bush family.
  3. The Sanlu scandal has revived longstanding concerns about the safety of Chinese products.


  1. Bristol Borough council president proposes plans to replace Wood Street eyesore with single family homes

    BRISTOL BOROUGH - A longstanding eyesore on Wood Street will be transformed into a housing development that will include five single-family homes on 50-foot by 100-foot lots. The builder is borough Council President Ralph DiGuiseppe, who presented the plans to the council Monday night.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Bristol Pilot

  2. Kan. standards debate exposes tensions

    The Associated Press An intense debate in Kansas over adopting multistate academic standards for public schools has exposed longstanding tensions between the Legislature and the State Board of Education over control of what happens in classrooms.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Topeka Capital-Journal

  3. NIPSCO works with city to support economic development

    Editor’s note: The News-Dispatch recently asked NIPSCO’s Public Affairs Manager Angela Nelson and Executive Director of Economic Development Don Babcock to talk about the company’s longstanding investment and commitment to the community.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Michigan City News-Dispatch


  1. "This episode represents a calculated and deliberate attempt to avoid longstanding rules designed to encourage fair play and promote honest competition on the playing field," Commissioner Roger Goodell wrote in a letter to the Patriots.
    on Sep 13, 2007 By: Roger Goodell Source: Boston Globe

  2. As the Supreme Court explained, however, the Second Amendment "is not unlimited," and its ruling in Heller "should [not] be taken to cast doubt on longstanding prohibitions on the possession of firearms by felons."
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Antonin Scalia Source: Leagle.com

  3. Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, a Vermont Democrat, said in a statement it was "unsurprising" that her law clerk memos "were mindful of Justice Marshall's longstanding jurisprudence, and that her recommendations to him applied the lens...
    on Jun 10, 2010 By: Patrick Leahy Source: BusinessWeek

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