long - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    for a long period of time

    I hope you haven’t been waiting long.

    Smoking has long been linked to lung cancer.

    He wanted to stay as long as he could.

    Their relationship didn’t last long.

  2. 2
    much earlier or later than a particular event or period
    long before:

    I knew her long before she became famous.

    long after:

    I was born long after my parents got married.

    long ago:

    I should have ended the relationship long ago.

    long since:

    The time for negotiations has long since passed.

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