lengthy

[ lengk-thee, leng-, len- ]SEE DEFINITION OF lengthy

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LENGTHY

His oration was lengthy and his eulogy spoken with evident emotion.

The description of Ranelagh (in the chapter on Music) is too lengthy to reproduce.

Fatigued by this lengthy speech, I closed my eyes and yawned.

And he had written a lengthy epistle on the state of Ireland.

It is right, but too lengthy to be worth as much as a Quadratic.

After a lengthy discussion the following was approved as their opinion.

If the lengthy Blount account had been settled he would have been still more so.

"I trust you will find a item or two as will be of interest," he said, after a lengthy pause.

The Ministry of Science and Technology had sent up a lengthy one.

"Why, you and that girl must be preparing a lengthy address," she said to Davy jestingly.

WORD ORIGIN

1759, American English, from length + -y (2). Until c.1840 always characterized in British English as an Americanism.

Related: Lengthily; lengthiness.

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