Long Long, adv. [AS. lance.] 1. To a great extent in space; as, a long drawn out line. [1913 Webster]

2. To a great extent in time; during a long time. [1913 Webster]

They that tarry long at the wine. --Prov. xxiii. 30. [1913 Webster]

When the trumpet soundeth long. --Ex. xix. 13. [1913 Webster]

3. At a point of duration far distant, either prior or posterior; as, not long before; not long after; long before the foundation of Rome; long after the Conquest. [1913 Webster]

4. Through the whole extent or duration. [1913 Webster]

The bird of dawning singeth all night long. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

5. Through an extent of time, more or less; -- only in question; as, how long will you be gone? [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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