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Sell also: hanker, retentive, tenacious, yearn

Definitions and meanings of word "long"

• Verb: desire strongly or persistently

• Adj: primarily temporal sense; being or indicating a relatively great or greater than average duration or passage of time or a duration as specified; examples: "a long life", "a long boring speech", "a long time", "a long friendship", "a long game", "long ago", "an hour long"

• Adj: primarily spatial sense; of relatively great or greater than average spatial extension or extension as specified; examples: "a long road", "a long distance", "contained many long words", "ten miles long"

• Adj: of relatively great height; examples: "a race of long gaunt men"- Sherwood Anderso", "looked out the long French windows"

• Adj: good at remembering; examples: "a retentive mind", "tenacious memory"

• Adj: holding securities or commodities in expectation of a rise in prices; examples: "is long on coffee", "a long position in gold"

• Adj: (of speech sounds or syllables) of relatively long duration; example: " the English vowel sounds in `bate', `beat', `bite', `boat', `boot' are long"

• Adj: involving substantial risk; example: "long odds"

• Adj: planning prudently for the future; examples: "large goals that required farsighted policies", "took a long view of the geopolitical issues"

• Adj: having or being more than normal or necessary:"long on brains"; example: "in long supply"

• Adv: for an extended time or at a distant time; examples: "a promotion long overdue", "something long hoped for", "his name has long been forgotten", "talked all night long", "how long will you be gone?", "arrived long before he was expected", "it is long after your bedtime"

• Adv: for an extended distance

Featured authors with quotes containing word "long"

Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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French Writer
Sunday 15 September 1613 - Sunday 17 March 1680
Robert Caro
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American Writer, Author, Journalist
Born Wednesday 30 October 1935
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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Roman Statesman, Philosopher, Dramatist
4 B.C. - 65 A.D.
Donna Tartt
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American Writer, Novelist, Author
Born Monday 23 December 1963
Robert Louis Stevenson
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Scottish Writer, Novelist, Poet
Wednesday 13 November 1850 - Monday 3 December 1894
Tom Hanks
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American Writer, Actor, Producer, Director
Born Monday 9 July 1956
Arnold Schwarzenegger
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Austrian Actor, Businessman, Athlete
Born Wednesday 30 July 1947
Sonny Rollins
4 quotes about long
American Musician
Born Sunday 7 September 1930
Tim Bishop
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American Politician
Born Thursday 1 June 1950
Samuel Johnson
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English Critic, Poet, Author, Editor
Wednesday 18 September 1709 - Monday 13 December 1784
Friedrich Nietzsche
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German Philosopher, Critic, Poet, Composer
Tuesday 15 October 1844 - Saturday 25 August 1900
Henry Miller
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American Writer, Critic, Author
Saturday 26 December 1891 - Saturday 7 June 1980

I would have had my patent long, long ago, and it would have run out long, long ago. I would have made, maybe, $100.000, much less that the patent has brought me now.

Gordon Gould

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An opera begins long before the curtain goes up and ends long after it has come down. It starts in my imagination, it becomes my life, and it stays part of my life long after I've left the opera house.

Gordon Gould

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So long as a man imagines that he cannot do this or that, so long as he is determined not to do it; and consequently so long as it is impossible to him that he should do it.

Gordon Gould

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The door might not be opened to a woman again for a long, long time, and I had a kind of duty to other women to walk in and sit down on the chair that was offered, and so establish the right of others long hence and far distant in geography to sit in the high seats.

Gordon Gould

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From the business point of view - not to overstate it - intellectual property is dead; long live intellectual process. Long live service; long live performance.

Gordon Gould

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I've been a long time coming, and I'll be a long time gone. You've got your whole life to do something, and that's not very long.

Gordon Gould

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It's really hard to say how long the show will last and will continue. I hope it lasts for a very long time. As long as kids watch it, anyway. But beyond this, sure, I would love to be doing film. I'd love to be doing more theater and perhaps even writing.

Gordon Gould

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I might have lived long enough to learn all this in the long haul, but I would have been just another soul taking up time and space for a long spell before I learned.

Gordon Gould

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There's plenty for me to do. There are more albums. I'll record as long as I can and as long as my voice works as well as it does now and for as long as people want to hear me.

Gordon Gould

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You know what writers say about their long books: If I had another year, the book would be half as long.

Gordon Gould

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If few can stand a long war without deterioration of soul, none can stand a long peace.

Gordon Gould

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I look at it this way. I'm not putting age limits on what I can do. As long as I can do the job to help the team win and feel like I'm playing at a high level, which I feel I can do for a long while, I'm going to play no matter what my age is.

Gordon Gould

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The tea partiers are a great addition. The tea partiers have invigorated a base that has been dormant for a long period of time. We're going to have a broad array of different views in our Republican conference, and I think it might be more interesting than any I've been in in a long time.

Gordon Gould

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The peak of a career can only last so long. You go up and you try to maintain it. But, it can only last so long and then you're going to go down.

Gordon Gould

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Balls should be good for at least six sets, and for more for the average player. But if the rallies are long, they do not last as long as this. There is a fuzz on the surface that wears off on the hard court.

Gordon Gould

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I freak out if I go a little too long without being in the gym. For a long time it was all about getting the weight off because I was 240 pounds at my heaviest, and now I'm around 175, so the majority of that weight loss was due to diet and exercise.

Gordon Gould

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I mean, all alternative comedy is are comedians that have being doing it for so long, for so long, that they were relaxed enough to start becoming personal on stage.

Gordon Gould

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There's a tendency to fall into certain habits, but if you tell yourself not to do that and if you don't stay there too long - I think if you start staying for too long, you tend to fall into certain bad habits, and I tried not to do that.

Gordon Gould

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Long run is a misleading guide to current affairs. In the long run we are all dead.

Gordon Gould

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As you may know my use of Celtic music is extremely simple and short. However there is something about it that will remain in your mind for a long, long time.

Gordon Gould

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