year·​long | \ ˈyir-ˈlȯŋ How to pronounce yearlong (audio) \

Definition of yearlong

: lasting through a year

Examples of yearlong in a Sentence

She went on a yearlong sabbatical.
Recent Examples on the Web The president has repeatedly noted that his administration threw the might of the federal government behind vaccine development, a farsighted move that contrasted with its now nearly yearlong failure to curb the pandemic’s spread. New York Times, "Trump Administration Passed on Chance to Secure More of Pfizer Vaccine," 7 Dec. 2020 The filings were the latest salvo in the nearly yearlong fight over the tax records between Trump and Vance, a Democrat. Benjamin Weiser,, "Trump seeks to block subpoena for his tax returns," 10 Aug. 2020 Kevin Durant, who left the West a year ago, is back from a yearlong injury. J. Michael, The Indianapolis Star, "How Indiana Pacers stack up in improved Eastern Conference for 2020-21 season," 22 Dec. 2020 In Vermont, a season pass at Trapp Family Lodge, a bastion of old-world Nordic skiing in Vermont, costs about $280, and Minnesota charges a mere $25 for yearlong access to all the groomed trails in its state parks and forests. Darrell Hartman, WSJ, "Why Cross-Country Skiing Will Be the Winter’s Coolest Activity," 22 Dec. 2020 Just months after Ellison and Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington wrapped up a yearlong task force study on deadly police encounters, Ellison took on the prosecution of the officers involved in Floyd's death. Stephen Montemayor Star Tribune, Star Tribune, "Keith Ellison at center of pressing issues in second year as attorney general," 20 Dec. 2020 Another motion that would have granted a yearlong license with a review at six months also ended in a tie. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times, "Los Alamitos Race Course owner threatens to close the track for good," 17 Dec. 2020 Jade Lewis directly told Segar and two other athletic department employees on April 25, 2018, that Davis had punched her on multiple occasions over a yearlong period, according to August 2018 police records. Kenny Jacoby, Nancy Armour And Jessica Luther, USA Today, "LSU knew in 2018 that officials kept allegations against athletes in-house. It did nothing.," 15 Dec. 2020 While the vaccine heralds an end to the nearly yearlong pandemic, some on social media are raising concerns. Miriam Fauzia, USA TODAY, "Fact check: Bell's palsy among COVID-19 trial participants likely unrelated to Pfizer vaccine," 15 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of yearlong

1813, in the meaning defined above

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13 Jan 2021

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“Yearlong.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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: lasting one year

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