for any length of time

idiom

: for more than a very small amount of time
I get sick if I ride in the back seat of a car for any length of time.
If you're in town for any length of time, be sure to see the museum.

Examples of for any length of time in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web People who have lived in the Miami Gardens area for any length of time will remember when the old Winn-Dixie took up nearly a half block at Northwest Seventh Avenue and 183rd Street. Bea. L. Hines, Miami Herald, 24 May 2024 The strikes, Jaime said, could run for any length of time through the end of June. Jaweed Kaleem, Los Angeles Times, 16 May 2024 Clearly, the odds of a business built from scratch succeeding—let alone thriving—for any length of time aren’t great. Adam Coffey, Forbes, 27 Mar. 2024 This is a story about secrecy and intimacy, cooperation and competition, affection and disaffection and sundry smaller and bigger challenges that will be familiar to most anyone who has been in a relationship for any length of time. Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times, 2 Feb. 2024 That will be the status of the Rams’ rapidly dwindling playoff hopes if Stafford is sidelined for any length of time. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 30 Oct. 2023 Operate in the modern music industry for any length of time and someone is bound to recite this famous quote from Hunter S. Thompson in your direction. Tim Ingham, Rolling Stone, 28 June 2023 So the energy costs to keep this thing chilled for any length of time become very expensive, very quick. Vulture, 18 Apr. 2023 At a deeper level, the cumulative force of the imagery evokes a sensation familiar to anyone who inhabits a place for any length of time. John King, San Francisco Chronicle, 15 Aug. 2021

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“For any length of time.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/for%20any%20length%20of%20time. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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