for long

idiom

: for many years, days, hours, etc. : for a long time
I haven't known him for long.
Her life did not remain peaceful for long.
He won't be away for much longer.

Examples of for long in a Sentence

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“For long.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/for%20long. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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