: lost a long time ago : not seen or found for many years
a long-lost masterpiece that has recently been rediscovered
He embraced his old friend like a long-lost brother.

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Recent Examples on the Web For most of us, this means putting away the outerwear and thermal layers and returning to our long-lost—but no less beloved—statement tees, day dresses, and sandals. Charlie Teather, Glamour, 18 Mar. 2024

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“Long-lost.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/long-lost. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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