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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 video advertisement that appears immediately before an online video
a very light type of cake made with flour, eggs, and sugar
a rave … that takes place early in the morning and where there is no alcohol or drugs …
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Definition of long from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.