Quotes containing word "long"

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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.
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
Donna Tartt
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American Writer, Novelist, Author
Born Monday 23 December 1963
Arnold Schwarzenegger
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Austrian Actor, Businessman, Athlete
Born Wednesday 30 July 1947
Sonny Rollins
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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
Henry Miller
5 quotes about long
American Writer, Critic, Author
Saturday 26 December 1891 - Saturday 7 June 1980
Friedrich Nietzsche
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German Philosopher, Critic, Poet, Composer
Tuesday 15 October 1844 - Saturday 25 August 1900

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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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.

Lou Rawls

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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.

Tom Jones

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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.

Baruch Spinoza

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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.

Esther Dyson

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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.

Maria Callas

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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.

Ani DiFranco

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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.

Frances Perkins

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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.

Steve Burns

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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.

John McCain

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As long as man continues to be the ruthless destroyer of lower living beings he will never know health or peace. For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other.

Pythagoras

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You've got to love what you're doing. If you love it, you can overcome any handicap or the soreness or all the aches and pains, and continue to play for a long, long time.

Gordie Howe

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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.

Nobuo Uematsu

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

John Maynard Keynes

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The ultimate search engine would basically understand everything in the world, and it would always give you the right thing. And we're a long, long ways from that.

Larry Page

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Long hair is considered bohemian, which may be why I grew it, but I keep it long because I love the way it feels, part cloak, part fan, part mane, part security blanket.

Marge Piercy

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For the theatre one needs long arms; it is better to have them too long than too short. An artiste with short arms can never, never make a fine gesture.

Roland Barthes

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As long as a house is like yours, and as long as you work together with your brothers, not a house in the world will be able to compete with you, to cause you harm or to take advantage of you, for together you can undertake and perform more than any house in the world.

Nathan Meyer Rothschild

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I don't care what you say about me, as long as you say something about me, and as long as you spell my name right.

George M. Cohan

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I don't want to get in a big, long discussion about right and wrong, but our company has been working on the issue of underage drinking and alcohol abuse for a long time. I've been outspoken about it.

Pete Coors

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