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long(Delayed), adjective continued, day after day, dilatory, dragged out, drawn out, endless, enduring, eternal, forever and a day, hour after hour, interminable, long drawn-out, marathon, overlong, perpetual, protracted, sustained delay, unending delay, without end
Foreign phrases: Longa possession jus parit.Long possessions begets what is right.
long(Lengthy), adjective boundless, broad, day after day, deep, distant, elongate, elongated, enduring, eternal, expanded, expansive, extended, extensive, faraway, far-off, far-reaching, far-seeing, forever and a day, great, hour after hour, interminable, large, lengthened, limitless, lofty, outstretched, perpetual, remote, spread out, stretched out, stretching, sustained, unending, widespread, without end
Associated concepts: long arm of the law, long term
See also: prolix, protracted, sesquipedalian