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at length

Definition of at length

  1. 1 :  for a long time <We talked at length about the ceremony.> <The speaker went on at considerable/great/some length.>

  2. 2 :  in a full or complete way <The topic will be treated at length in the next chapter.>

  3. 3 literary :  after a long time :  finally <At length, we decided to return home.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  the longer or longest dimension of an object

    :  the quality or state of being long

    :  duration or extent in time

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