long-standing

[ lawng-stan-ding, long- ]SEE DEFINITION OF long-standing
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His lameness, which was slight, was due to a long-standing infirmity of the hip.

She preferred to think that her feeling was of the long-standing and resistless kind.

The long-standing open question does not yet appear to have been answered.

A long-standing and bitter cause of strife has thus been removed.

This remark had reference to a long-standing dispute as to the propriety of oath-taking by a Freethinker under any circumstances.

A ripe scholar, Daphne, and a long-standing personal friend of my own.

It is written with the careless ease of long-standing intimacy.

I've known of two cases of long-standing erysipelas it has completely cured.

But there is a long-standing antagonism, which would make it odd in me to be the writer.

The result was that many farms of long-standing ownership had to be mortgaged.

WORD ORIGIN

also long-standing, c.1600 (n.), 1814 (adj.), from long (adj.) + standing.

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