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Definition of longtime

: having been so for a long time : long-standing a longtime friend a longtime friendship

Examples of longtime in a Sentence

the longtime chairman of the committee longtime residents of the neighborhood
Recent Examples on the Web The longtime couple officially became husband and wife when they got married in a private ceremony at the Australia Zoo on March 25. Kelly O'sullivan, Country Living, "The Emotional Way Bindi Irwin Honored Her Late Father Steve Irwin at Her Wedding," 28 Mar. 2020 He is survived by his sons, David and Corey, and his longtime companion, Phenrisa Gilliam. Sam Roberts, New York Times, "Dave Edwards, College Basketball Assist Wizard, Dies at 48," 27 Mar. 2020 The Minneapolis 2040 Plan, for example, calls for higher densities across the city and has drawn backlash from some longtime residents seeking to protect leafy single-family neighborhoods. Daniel Cusick, Scientific American, "Denser Cities Could Spare Climate but Also Increase Virus Transmission," 27 Mar. 2020 Lily Collins and Zac Efron star in this chronicle of the crimes of serial killer Ted Bundy, as told through the perspective of his longtime girlfriend, Liz. Briana Rice, Cincinnati.com, "20 best-ranked movies ever filmed in Greater Cincinnati," 27 Mar. 2020 Meadows is a founding member and longtime chair of the House Freedom Caucus, whose members typically opposes big spending bills. Susan Ferrechio, Washington Examiner, "Could the House 'voice vote' a $2 trillion coronavirus spending bill? It will be hard," 25 Mar. 2020 Tony Barone, who would move on to become a longtime NBA assistant and personnel man, died last summer following an extended fight with cancer. Brent Zwerneman, ExpressNews.com, "David Edwards a star when A&M hoops needed it most," 24 Mar. 2020 The 24-hour chain’s 2,000 restaurants are longtime landmarks across the South. Alejandro Lazo, WSJ, "The New Front-Line Coronavirus Workers: Grocery Clerks, Delivery Drivers," 24 Mar. 2020 Together, the longtime pals and business partners changed the landscape by creating this housing option that was more stable and gave residents more control over, and therefore more independence in, their lives. Georgann Yara, azcentral, "Luna Azul provides long term housing for adults with disabilities, creating options for Phoenix area families," 22 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of longtime

1851, in the meaning defined above

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31 Mar 2020

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“Longtime.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/longtime. Accessed 5 Apr. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of longtime

: having been something specified for many years

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