long-stand·​ing ˈlȯŋ-ˈstan-diŋ How to pronounce long-standing (audio)
: of long duration
a long-standing dispute

Examples of long-standing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web OpenAI and Microsoft have a long-standing partnership, with Microsoft having invested in the startup and OpenAI using Microsoft's cloud computing services. Jason Abbruzzese, NBC News, 22 Nov. 2023 Much of Kravis’ his cross-examination appeared design to cast Sweeney as an executive primarily interested in bypassing a long-standing commission system to boost his video game company’s profits. Michael Liedtke, Fortune, 21 Nov. 2023 Gun rights advocates have argued in courts across the country that dozens of long-standing state and federal gun laws cannot survive the Supreme Court’s new historical test. Salvador Rizzo, Washington Post, 21 Nov. 2023 Ten years ago today, Harry Reid, Chuck Schumer, and Senate Democrats shattered a long-standing norm by abolishing the filibuster for judicial and executive-branch nominees other than Supreme Court justices. The Editors, National Review, 21 Nov. 2023 The 600 spectators gave the film a long-standing ovation after the screening. Boris Sollazzo, The Hollywood Reporter, 21 Nov. 2023 The 86-yard touchdown with 4:25 left in the half broke the long-standing school record for a season. Kevin J. Farmer, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Nov. 2023 The league’s long-standing discomfort with being formally associated with gambling had evaporated in recent years with the ubiquity of online gambling, and the NFL’s infatuation with London, where sports gaming is a massive industry. Bill Shaikin, Los Angeles Times, 16 Nov. 2023 It is rooted in long-standing misconceptions about dyslexia. Sarah Carr, Scientific American, 16 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1655, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of long-standing was in 1655

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“Long-standing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/long-standing. Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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: of long duration
a long-standing dispute

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