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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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4) In several countries, banks often kept reserves in excess of what they were required to hold by law as hedge against poorly-enforced creditor rights a consequence of, among other things, deficiencies in bankruptcy laws, lengthiness of court-adjudicated proceedings, and the limited variety of financial instruments that could yield reasonable risk-adjusted returns.
The patient was offered Mohs' micrographic excision, but he refused, citing the lengthiness of the procedure and the possible need for a second-stage delayed reconstruction.
His efforts were described thus by Rachel Tant, curator of the Turner Prize competition: "The lengthiness and labour intensiveness of the pilgrimage provided a kind of buttress against the pressures of modernity, mass production and global capitalism.
The lengthiness of his speech corresponds with his enduring torment, for even now, as he speaks, he beseeches his father to deliver him from wrath and indignation (evrah ve-za'am).
He writes: "We have become so used to austerity and concentration in some noble types of modern poetry, that it is easy to mistake the lengthiness of this new poem.
Considering the lengthiness of movie production schedules, I would guess this was coincidence, not copycatting.
Myths about the second-language learner and the complexity and lengthiness of the process of second-language acquisition are briefly discussed.
I don't intend to sing le Andrews out here, except insofar as he is characteristically willing to push to extremes the techniques (of programmatic lengthiness and stylistic and formal homogeneity) that can be found in many other authors--other, often more satisfying instances might be Silliman's Tjanting, McCaffery's The Black Debt, Coolidge's many book-length projects, Watten's Progress, Hejinian's My Life and The Cell.
When Williams abandons the probing, concise, and sometimes sharply comic style that distinguishes his better work, his stories suffer from sentimentality, lengthiness, and the familiar treatment of familiar themes.
People are just tired of the lengthiness of the trial and they know how farcical it is.
The lengthiness of this transition is partly a result of the gradual reduction in Social Security benefits and the consequent need to finance these benefits.
In spite of these obstacles, some countries--such as the Czech and Slovak Republics--achieved remarkable success with their institution-building process and others (Hungary and Poland) made considerable progress, especially when compared with the lengthiness of these processes in OECD countries.