long run

noun

Definition of long run

: a relatively long period of time usually used in the phrase in the long run

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Other Words from long run

long-run \ ˈlȯŋ-​ˈrən How to pronounce long-run (audio) \ adjective

Examples of long run in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Not just McMahon on offense: More nights like that from Tansmore is only going to help Attucks in the long run. Kyle Neddenriep, Indianapolis Star, "'He's our Scottie Pippen.' Tansmore gives Attucks a lift over Jeffersonville," 3 Jan. 2020 That situation worked out for Fields in the long run. Nathan Baird, cleveland, "How adversity shaped toughness for Ohio State football quarterback Justin Fields," 24 Dec. 2019 While you’re at it, making wise choices can pay off in the long run. Shannon Cobb Evans, Houston Chronicle, "Realtor View: Add luster to your home before placing on the market," 21 Dec. 2019 But connected devices can also benefit from some less-obvious upgrades that 5G should deliver—and we, their organic overlords, could profit in the long run. Rob Pegoraro, Ars Technica, "5G deployment stands ready to supercharge the Internet of Things," 18 Dec. 2019 In practice, this concept has proven slippery and evolved in a way that has cleared the way for rapid growth, even as concerns have emerged that in some areas water supplies may be insufficient in the long run. AZCentral.com, "For decades, groundwater beneath Arizona's big cities has been spared. That's about to change," 5 Dec. 2019 The best football player that’s ever played.’’ Hightower believes Brady’s omission might be a positive in the long run. BostonGlobe.com, "Dont’a Hightower," 19 Dec. 2019 Besides inspiration, working at a young venture equipped its early staff with skills that have helped them in the long run. Sanaya Chandar, Quartz India, "How MobiKwik spawned its own entrepreneurial “mafia”," 18 Dec. 2019 Specifically, the lack of something — scarcity — makes us unable to make the right decisions to overcome our lack in the long run. Michael Taylor, ExpressNews.com, "Taylor: Scarcity makes our brain focus — but impairs long-term financial planning," 13 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of long run

1607, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of long run was in 1607

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6 Jan 2020

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“Long run.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/long%20run. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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