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I hope you haven't been waiting long.
People are living longer nowadays.
Smoking has long been linked to lung cancer.
He wanted to stay as long as he could.
Their relationship didn't last long.
I knew her long before she became famous.
I was born long after my parents got married.
I should have ended the relationship long ago.
The time for negotiations has long since passed.
I don't think I could look after children all day long.
My parents don't care what job I do as long as I'm happy.
Will you be long, or shall I wait?
I'm just going to the shops – I won't be long.
Dinner won't be long now.
He was greeted with chants of 'Long live the king!'
He no longer plays in an orchestra.
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a style of loose-fitting jeans with a high waist, often considered unfashionable
a large cup for beer, often with a lid
Employed but with No Disposable Income or Savings: people who are in work but only earn just enough to live on
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Definition of long from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.