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

Examples of long run in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Republicans' defense of Trump over his impeachment trial may actually hurt him more in the long run, Michael Conway, former counsel for the House Judiciary Committee, writes in an opinion piece. NBC News, "Trump's second impeachment trial, Democrats embrace big spending and saying goodbye to a Supreme trailblazer," 9 Feb. 2021 Is this good for Kim in the long run, to have her understanding of love and trust so muddled and malformed? Roxana Hadadi, Vulture, "Freaks and Geeks Unleashes Kim Kelly’s Ferocity and Fragility," 2 Feb. 2021 In the long run, the whole economy is suffering massively—what, to protect the intellectual property rights of a couple handfuls of companies? Melody Schreiber, The New Republic, "Free the Covid Vaccine Patents," 3 Feb. 2021 Some years may see higher lemming populations, but that doesn't necessarily help the owls in the long run. Cara Korte, CBS News, "The snowy owl spotted in Central Park is an at-risk species thanks to climate change," 30 Jan. 2021 Consortium members hope in the long run that the testing program will help reduce infection rates enough to permit a return to crowded restaurants and boardroom meetings. BostonGlobe.com, "‘Like wartime’: Canadian companies unite to start mass virus testing," 30 Jan. 2021 Consortium members hope in the long run that the testing program will help reduce infection rates enough to permit a return to crowded restaurants and boardroom meetings. New York Times, "‘Like Wartime’: Canadian Companies Unite to Start Mass Virus Testing," 30 Jan. 2021 Trump remains a dominant figure among Republican voters, candidates and officials beyond the Beltway, even as the party clashes over whether remaining loyal to him will help or hurt in the long run. Los Angeles Times, "Today’s Headlines: GOP senators close ranks around Trump," 27 Jan. 2021 Jon Zelner, a public health researcher at the University of Michigan, said that there was too little scientific data to know whether curfews are effective, but that such coercive measures rarely work in the long run. Gina Kolata, Star Tribune, "Do curfews slow spread of virus?," 23 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of long run

1607, in the meaning defined above

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21 Feb 2021

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“Long run.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/long%20run. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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