Think long

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Think long to yearn for: to become weary in waiting
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Quotations

  • George Eliot
    George%20Eliot
    “Few women, I fear, have had such reason as I have to think the long sad years of youth were worth living for the sake of middle age.”
  • John Gay
    John%20Gay
    “Do you think your mother and I should have lived comfortably so long together, if ever we had been married? Baggage!”
  • Babe Didrikson Zaharias
    Babe Didrikson Zaharias
    “Luck? Sure. But only after long practice and only with the ability to think under pressure.”
  • H. L. Mencken
    H.%20L.%20Mencken
    “Man weeps to think that he will die so soon; woman, that she was born so long ago.”
  • Confucius
    Confucius
    “A man who does not think and plan long ahead will find trouble right at his door.”
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    Friedrich%20Nietzsche
    “So long as you are praised think only that you are not yet on your own path but on that of another.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. thencan, thencean; cog. with Ger. denken, from root of thank.

Usage

In literature:

I do not repent that I thought better of those to whom I wished well than they will suffer me long to think that they deserved.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. V. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
This power is to last as long as the Parisians think proper.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VI. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
Only remember, so long as you are thinking first of me, you can be sure That Other has not yet arrived.
"Far to Seek" by Maud Diver
Kindly see that he doesn't get killed unless it's necessary for our country, and this, I think, is a long enough speech for me to make now.
"The Forest of Swords" by Joseph A. Altsheler
He shall be anything you please, so long as he has not made you think evil of me.
"The Claverings" by Anthony Trollope
I think you're never going to go away anywhere any more, but that you're going to stay right here as long as you live!
"Slippy McGee, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man" by Marie Conway Oemler
I think it could not have been published long.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 12, No. 74, December, 1863" by Various
How long do you think that I may live?
"Japhet, In Search Of A Father" by Frederick Marryat
The last of them was guillotined not long since for an attempt to steal the crown jewels of France, I think.
"The Black Baronet; or, The Chronicles Of Ballytrain The Works of William Carleton, Volume One" by William Carleton
Now, isn't it odd that I never think of these long-headed skames?
"Phil Purcel, The Pig-Driver; The Geography Of An Irish Oath; The Lianhan Shee" by William Carleton
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In poetry:

Yet think not happiness like this,
Is destined long to last;
For ere to-morrow morn, perhaps,
Thy sky may be o'ercast.
""Though Life Is Young"" by Mary Ann H T Bigelow
I think that all that can rejoice
This long sweet summer day
Hath power to frame a gentle voice,
And sing in love away.
"Summer Dreamings" by Alexander Anderson
'This is when he came,' I think,
Still full of longing;
In the evening gloom
The image of his face alone
Is all I can see.
"This is when he came," by Ki no Tsurayuki
And all the day long -- can you blame me?
"Hail Mary", "Our Father", I said;
And I think that the Christ and His Mother
Were glad of the way that I prayed.
"The Immaculate Conception" by Abram Joseph Ryan
Dear heart, 'tis bitter thus to lose thee
And think mayhap, you will forget me;
And yet, I thrill
As I remember long and happy days
Fraught with sweet love and pleasant memories
That linger still
"Farewell" by Alice Dunbar-Nelson
This wit I long ago was taught,
But then I would not heed it: Experience must by fools be bought,
Else they'll not think they need it.
By this means was my ruin wrought;
Yet they are knaves who did it.
"The Contented Man's Morice" by George Wither

In news:

Wayne Gretzky says he doesn't think the current NHL lockout will last as long as the one in 2004.
I have been thinking and preaching about the need for prophets for a long time.
It's easy to say, "Think of your long-term financial plan" when confronted with temptation, but that's not always easy to do.
Thinks columnist's mind made up long in advance .
Or a council similar to that proposed by the Think Long Committee for California could vet constitutional amendments for the ballot.
I am training for a 50k but do not think I am taking in enough calories during my long runs (18-22 miles).
The lack of long-term planning and visionary thinking is disturbing.
Had Game 3 been played Monday, one reader thinks Alburquerque's kiss would have been put to bed long ago.
The man who founded the Heritage Foundation in the 1970s explains how to build a think tank 'for the long haul.'.
With a long and mega-successful career, you would think that Lionel Richie would have been nominated for practically every music award there is by now.
Thinks columnist's mind made up long in advance.
Baseball is the least "team" of the team sports, with each game a series of distinctly individual actions divided by long moments to stand and think about the next one.
Yea, that might be true, but I don't think that means it guarantees any kind of long term future.
No matter how nice you think they are or how long they have been a part of your family cats are just waiting for their opportunity to.
LOST Marathon, Milepost 19: How Long Do You Think We Can Play House.
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In science:

One might now think that the situation gets better when Cij is taken to be long ranged.
Superbosonization formula and its application to random matrix theory
We think their analyticity argument will apply in three dimensions, as long as one is able to get good estimates on the coupling rate of weighted Brownian motion paths.
Intersection exponents for biased random walks on discrete cylinders
In pictorial terms one can think of a single qudit colliding in sequence with the individual qudits of a long chain.
Relaxation due to random collisions with a many-qudit environment
We can think of the boost as a Hamiltonian, and the Regge limit as the long time evolution under that Hamiltonian.
The Regge Limit for Green Functions in Conformal Field Theory
We think the long T samples of G = 0.7052 are in the near-equilibrium linear response regime10) and the orbit in the asymptotic state is in W u (R) while the asymptototic states of samples of G = 0.7429 are in W s(L) but the tangencial transition to the manifold with W u(L) is frequent.
Entropy of Chaotic Oscillations of Currents in the Chua Circuit and its HMM Analysis
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