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lengthy

(Prolix), adjective digressive, discursive, garrulous, long-winded, loquacious, talky, verbose

lengthy

(Prolonged), adjective elongated, extensive, far-reaching, gaunt, lengthened, made to last, prosy, rangy, sesquipedalian, spare, sustained

lengthy

(Tedious), adjective accented, boring, diffuse, drawn-out, elongated, endless, errant, interminable, long-spun, roving, spun out, wearisome, wordy
See also: prolix, protracted, sesquipedalian
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But there goes the bell, and as I stand to win a little on this next race, I shall defer a lengthy explanation until a more fitting time.
Nor is the examination unlike many such model displays, both in respect of its eliciting nothing and of its being lengthy, for Mr.
This committed me to a solitary and somewhat lengthy tramp; but the night was mild and starry, and I marched into it with a high stomach; for this was to be no costume crime, and yet I should have Raffles at my elbow all.
I will not trouble you with any lengthy cross-examination, Professor Coram, since I gather that you were in bed at the time of the crime, and could know nothing about it.
We made a list of the things to be taken, and a pretty lengthy one it was, before we parted that evening.
With a deep and long-drawn sigh she seemed to be prepared for a lengthy talk.
That is to say, if the operation will not be a lengthy one; and if Mrs.
You're terribly keen on money-making for an old 'un," he remarked, after a somewhat lengthy pause.
A young fellow from the office of the Evening Comet was, perhaps, the most successful, as, from the lengthy description which had been telegraphed to him from Liverpool, he was fortunate enough to accost the only person who had been seen speaking to the murdered man upon the voyage.
But now he went about in an almost unbroken brown study, made unexpected and lengthy trips across the bay to Oakland, or sat at his desk silent and motionless for hours.
COLEMAN'S WEEKLY sent Martin a lengthy telegram, costing nearly three hundred dollars, offering him a thousand dollars an article for twenty articles.
We do not know how long he took to make his lengthy walk, but in September he was comfortably settled in Leith, being "worthily entertained" by all the greatest and most learned men of the day.