at length
phrasal 1. fully, comprehensively 2. at last ; finally

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  • At length — Length Length (l[e^]ngth), n. [OE. lengthe, AS. leng[eth], fr. lang, long, long; akin to D. lengte, Dan. l[ae]ngde, Sw. l[ a]ngd, Icel. lengd. See {Long}, a. ] 1. The longest, or longer, dimension of any object, in distinction from {breadth} or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • at length — {adv. phr.} 1. In detail; fully. * /You must study the subject at length to understand it./ * /The teacher explained the new lesson at length to the students./ 2. In the end; at last; finally. * /The movie became more and more exciting, until at… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • at length — {adv. phr.} 1. In detail; fully. * /You must study the subject at length to understand it./ * /The teacher explained the new lesson at length to the students./ 2. In the end; at last; finally. * /The movie became more and more exciting, until at… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • At length — At At, prep. [AS. [ae]t; akin to OHG. az, Goth., OS., & Icel. at, Sw. [*a]t, Dan. & L. ad.] Primarily, this word expresses the relations of presence, nearness in place or time, or direction toward; as, at the ninth hour; at the house; to aim at a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • at length — ► at length 1) in detail; fully. 2) after a long time. Main Entry: ↑length …   English terms dictionary

  • at length — 1) the preacher spoke at length Syn: for a long time, for ages, for hours, interminably, endlessly, ceaselessly, unendingly 2) Everett was questioned at length Syn: thoroughly, fully, in detail, in depth …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • at\ length — adv. phr. 1. In detail; fully. You must study the subject at length to understand it. The teacher explained the new lesson at length to the students. 2. In the end; at last; finally. The movie became more and more exciting, until at length people …   Словарь американских идиом

  • at length — adverb a) For a long time. He went on at length about his supposed qualifications. b) At last, finally. She led us through the tunnels for some time, until at length we reached a small door in the rock …   Wiktionary

  • at length — 1) he spoke at length Syn: for a long time, for ages, for hours, interminably, endlessly, ceaselessly, unendingly 2) his search led him, at length, to Seattle Syn: eventually, in time, finally, at (l …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • at length — 1. for a long time. We have discussed at length the events that led to his suspension. 2. after a period of time. At length, Nick realized that she was listening to the music more than she was listening to him …   New idioms dictionary

  • at length — literary after a long time At length, the day came on which we were to leave …   English dictionary

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