Definition for long

adjective as in interminable, excessive in length

verb as in desire, crave

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The minute-long ads will run on TV and digital platforms, according to the Biden campaign.

Enforcing Bastian’s order may be difficult, since some of the policies preceded DeJoy and have been long underway.

These explainers may not be on every video—after all, most clips on the platform are 30 seconds long—but you should definitely look for them in the creator’s feed.

She tested very good for a long period of time, and all of a sudden today she tested positive.

Without that answer, the Clippers now prepare for yet another offseason that will end up being longer than it should have been — exactly what their stars were supposed to insulate them from.

In other words, fluoride is a broad-spectrum, bipartisan, long-lasting magnet for dissent.

And they might not have to wait that long to show their political heft.

The plan is to stretch it out as long as possible, then probably forget about it, and then suddenly remember it.

Great American leaders have long contributed profound thoughts of tremendous consequence to the public discourse.

“Lockheed Martin has a long history of misrepresenting facts,” Wheeler added.

It was a decayed house of superb proportions, but of a fashion long passed away.

As long as may be necessary, Sam,” replied Mr. Pickwick, “you have my full permission to remain.

Ages back—let musty geologists tell us how long ago—'twas a lake, larger than the Lake of Geneva.

I hate to be long at my toilette at any time; but to delay much in such a matter while travelling is folly.

She sat straight up in bed, and jerked her hands to her head, and screamed long and terribly.


On this page you'll find 145 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to long, such as: deep, great, high, lengthy, protracted, and tall.

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