long run

noun

Definition of long run

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

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 Credit card debt is one of the most expensive kinds of debt there is, so ridding yourself of that burden should help your finances in the long run. Amy Wagner And Steve Sprovach, The Enquirer, 30 June 2022 Her Sydney is wise enough to keep her eyes on the prize, but a streak of impatience doesn’t help her in the long run. Matthew Gilbert, BostonGlobe.com, 30 June 2022 These deals will bode well for Pfizer in the long run, as the contribution from the Covid-19 vaccine and antiviral pills will decline in the coming years. Trefis Team, Forbes, 29 June 2022 Commerce with fewer harmful externalities is, after all, good for commerce in the long run. Jan Dutkiewicz, The New Republic, 29 June 2022 Frontier argues that its proposal will be better for Spirit shareholders in the long run, assuming that airline stocks recover to pre-pandemic levels. David Koenig, Sun Sentinel, 29 June 2022 The tough times in life build strong people in the long run, and the hard work is what separates a victim of circumstance from a rose that grows from concrete. Armon Sadler, Billboard, 28 June 2022 Gold is one of the only investment options that stands its ground and hedges against inflation, and in the long run, gold’s value only increases. The Salt Lake Tribune, 27 June 2022 In the long run, high inflation is much worse than a recession. Phillip Molnar, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of long run

1607, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

3 Jul 2022

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“Long run.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/long%20run. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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