decadelong

adjective
de·​cade·​long | \ ˈde-ˌkād-ˌlȯŋ \

Definition of decadelong

: lasting a decade

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Despite the nearly decadelong buying spree, Vail’s balance sheet is conservatively leveraged, analysts say. Ezequiel Minaya, WSJ, "Vail Expansion Plan Goes Aggressive and Wipes Out," 11 Dec. 2018 New York’s Wealthiest Cut Losses as Manhattan Real Estate Falters Luxury homeowners struggle to accept the new reality of home prices falling after a decadelong property boom. 5. Katerina Ang, WSJ, "Mansion’s 10 Best-Read Stories of 2018," 21 Dec. 2018 The infusion of cash prompted the Washington state Supreme Court to close the decadelong school-finance case known as McCleary. Hannah Rodriguez, The Seattle Times, "Tacoma teachers’ strike: Sides ‘far apart’ in state’s 4th-biggest school district," 11 Sep. 2018 Friday’s demonstration is also protest against Israel’s more than decadelong blockade of Gaza, an enclave of 2 million people locked between Israel, Egypt and the Mediterranean Sea, that curtails the movement of people and goods. Noga Tarnopolsky, latimes.com, "9 Palestinians reported killed by Israeli fire as Gaza border protest builds," 30 Mar. 2018 The European Union has launched a decadelong quantum research initiative, and China is said to be investing heavily in the field. Gabriel Popkin, Science | AAAS, "Updated: Quantum physics gets attention—and brighter funding prospects—in Congress," 27 June 2018 The European Union has launched a decadelong quantum research initiative, and China is said to be investing heavily in the field. Gabriel Popkin, Science | AAAS, "Updated: Quantum physics gets attention—and brighter funding prospects—in Congress," 27 June 2018 The European Union has launched a decadelong quantum research initiative, and China is said to be investing heavily in the field. Gabriel Popkin, Science | AAAS, "Updated: Quantum physics gets attention—and brighter funding prospects—in Congress," 27 June 2018 Disclosure of the decadelong cheat by U.S. environmental authorities in 2015 swept away VW’s top managers and led to the company pleading guilty in 2016 to defrauding the U.S. government and consumers. William Boston, WSJ, "Volkswagen Fined $1.17 Billion in Germany in Emissions-Cheating Scandal," 13 June 2018

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First Known Use of decadelong

1974, in the meaning defined above

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