a (good) long while

noun

: a long time
I haven't seen her for a (good) long while.

Examples of a (good) long while in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The win has been expected for a long while and there were a series of Conservative gaffes during the six-week campaigning period that meant the ruling party failed to make in-roads on Labour’s long-standing poll lead. Jesse Whittock, Deadline, 5 July 2024 For a long while, conventional wisdom held that President Biden, at nearly 82, should run for another term because nominating Kamala D. Harris is a riskier bet against former president Donald Trump. Jim Geraghty, Washington Post, 2 July 2024 Of course, those reserves are not inexhaustible: if the crisis lasts for a long while and the economy shrinks, Japanese companies will eventually empty their coffers. Gracia Liu-Farrer, Foreign Affairs, 24 July 2020 Swift was content with her privacy with Alwyn for a good long while. Alejandra Gularte, Vulture, 19 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for a (good) long while 

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“A (good) long while.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20%28good%29%20long%20while. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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