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1 of great extent from end to end
  • giraffes have long necks to help them reach leaves on tall trees

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2 lasting for a considerable time
  • if it's boring, even a movie with a running time of 90 minutes can seem long

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long

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of long (Entry 2 of 4)

a long or seemingly long period of time
  • they should be here before long

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long

adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms of long (Entry 3 of 4)

as in perennially, enduringly

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long

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of long (Entry 4 of 4)

as in yearn, pine

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long, yearn, hanker, pine, hunger, thirst mean to have a strong desire for something. long implies a wishing with one's whole heart and often a striving to attain. longed for some rest yearn suggests an eager, restless, or painful longing. yearned for a stage career hanker suggests the uneasy promptings of unsatisfied appetite or desire. always hankering for money pine implies a languishing or a fruitless longing for what is impossible. pined for a lost love hunger and thirst imply an insistent or impatient craving or a compelling need. hungered for a business of his own thirsted for power

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The first known use of long was before the 12th century

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24 Feb 2020

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“Long.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/long. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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