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'long' - used as an adjective
Synonyms for 'long'
1. primarily temporal sense; being or indicating a relatively great or greater than average duration or passage of time or a duration as specified
a long life
a long boring speech
a long time
a long friendship
a long game
long ago
an hour long
2. primarily spatial sense; of relatively great or greater than average spatial extension or extension as specified
a long road
a long distance
contained many long words
ten miles long
3. of relatively great height
a race of long gaunt men
looked out the long French windows
4. good at remembering
5. holding securities or commodities in expectation of a rise in prices
is long on coffee
a long position in gold
6. (of speech sounds or syllables) of relatively long duration
the English vowel sounds in 'bate', 'beat', 'bite', 'boat', 'boot' are long
7. involving substantial risk
long odds
8. planning prudently for the future
took a long view of the geopolitical issues
9. having or being more than normal or necessary
long on brains
in long supply

'long' - used as a adverb
10. for an extended time or at a distant time
a promotion long overdue
something long hoped for
his name has long been forgotten
talked all night long
how long will you be gone?
arrived long before he was expected
it is long after your bedtime
11. for an extended distance

'long' - used as a verb
12. desire strongly or persistently

derived forms
1. Long / Past
longed
2. Long / Third Person
longs
3. Long / Present Participle
longing
4. Long / Comparitive
longer
5. Long / Superlative
longest
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  • short
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    It was one of the deadliest and heaviest feelings of my life to feel that I was no longer a boy. From that moment I began to grow old in my own esteem -and in my esteem age is not estimable. - Click here to find out.
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    Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of their unwanted people without killing them used to burn their houses down - hence the expression "to get fired."