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 Meanings and Examples of LONG
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long
 a.  being a distance between two points that is more than average
 a.  continuing for a large amount of time
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  She wondered how long it would be before they showed that they were flowers.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
2  The corridor looked very long and dark, but she was too excited to mind that.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
3  And there was quite a long silence.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
4  She stayed with me a long time.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
5  But she had not known him long enough to be sure.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
6  Lie on your back and draw in long breaths of it.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
7  I am breathing long breaths of fresh air.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
8  They had long and quite delightful talks about their route.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
9  So they had to fall a long way.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland By Lewis Carroll
Get Context   In CHAPTER X. The Lobster Quadrille
10  He had walked a long way and it had not lifted his.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
11  Tom's army won a great victory, after a long and hard-fought battle.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
12  He released the tick and put him on the long flat desk.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
13  Then they waited in silence for what seemed a long time.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
14  The doctor murmured inarticulately, gave a long gasp or two and was still.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
15  A long, lingering, colossal sigh followed, and his heart broke.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
Example Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
16  Art is long, but lift is short.
17  Man errs so long as he strives.
18  A man is not old as long as he is seeking something.
19  Our attention was held throughout his long talk.
20  We had a long meeting with the attorney general.
21  To achieve implementation of the programme is a long, slow task.
22  The painting was a long job because the room was very big.
23  Best wishes on a long and happy life together.
24  She won't last long in that job it's too tough.
25  They had to endure a long wait before the case came to trial.
26  It's normal to feel tired after such a long trip.
27  He had miscalculated how long the trip would take.
28  Michael is tired and he has to rest after his long trip.
29  He has returned to South Africa from his long overseas trip.
30  Mr Jones has a long history of heart trouble.