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  • v  desire strongly or persistently
  • a  primarily temporal sense; being or indicating a relatively great or greater than average duration or passage of time or a duration as specified
    a long life
    a long boring speech
    a long time
    a long friendship
    a long game
    long ago
    an hour long
  • a  primarily spatial sense; of relatively great or greater than average spatial extension or extension as specified
    a long road
    a long distance
    contained many long words
    ten miles long
  • s  of relatively great height
    a race of long gaunt men"- Sherwood Anderson
    looked out the long French windows
  • a  good at remembering
  • a  holding securities or commodities in expectation of a rise in prices
    is long on coffee
    a long position in gold
  • a  (of speech sounds or syllables) of relatively long duration
    the English vowel sounds in `bate', `beat', `bite', `boat', `boot' are long
  • s  involving substantial risk
    long odds
  • s  planning prudently for the future
    took a long view of the geopolitical issues
  • s  having or being more than normal or necessary:"long on brains"
    in long supply
  • r  for an extended time or at a distant time
    a promotion long overdue
    something long hoped for
    his name has long been forgotten
    talked all night long
    how long will you be gone?
    arrived long before he was expected
    it is long after your bedtime
  • r  for an extended distance

  • A large part of longevity is dependent upon genetics.
  • Detroit's decline has been going on for a long while.
  • Meanwhile, it's not clear how long Estrada's nomination will stay on the floor, but neither party looks ready to back down.
News & Articles

  • Long Celebrates Return With Victories
    Haeleigh Long was simply glad to be back on the tennis courts again.
    June 15, 2013 - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
  • Long Beach man involved in 1974 murder appears in court
    A Long Beach man suspected in a 1974 cold-case murder and rape made his first appearance in Long Beach Superior Court on Friday. Gary Stamp, 61, looking old and frail and allegedly suffering from cancer, appeared in Judge James Otto's courtroom for the first time.
    June 15, 2013 - Long Beach Press-Telegram
  • Long Before They Were Famous
    A long time ago, many people's surnames indicated their occupations. If your name was "Mason," you worked with stone, if your name was "Coleman," you worked with coal, and if your name was "Sanders," you ran a medieval chicken empire. Guest musicians Paul & Storm hint contestants to an occupational surname and a celebrity who bears it.
    June 14, 2013 - NPR

  • Dan Gilbert in Washington Post
    He has gotten a free pass,Gilbert said in a phone interview with The AP. "People have covered up for (James) for way too long. Tonight we saw who he really is."
  • Stan Van Gundy in Wall Street Journal (blog)
    It's gotten ridiculous,Orlando coach Stan Van Gundy said to ESPN. "It's almost like a parody of itself, this whole situation now. Come on, an hour long? It takes 15 seconds to say I've decided to stay in Cleveland but we've got another 59...
  • Barack Obama in msnbc.com
    We will fight this spill with everything we've got for as long it takes,he said last night.

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