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Part of speech: Adjective

Not short; covering a great distance from end to end; extended in time; having a definite measure in space or time; as, a yard long; drawn out or continued to a great extent; slow; tedious.

Part of speech: Adverb

To a great length or period; at a time for distant; for a length of time.

Part of speech: Verb

To desire something eagerly; with for or after.

Usage examples "long":
  • How long will you?" - "The Locusts' Years", Mary Helen Fee.
  • But he did not have her long. - "An Alabaster Box", Mary E. Wilkins Freeman and Florence Morse Kingsley.
  • We are not here for very long. - "Mysterious Mr. Sabin", E. Phillips Oppenheim.