go a long way

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v go a long way suffice or be adequate for a while or to a certain extent
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Quotations

  • French Proverb
    French Proverb
    “One may go a long way after one is tired.”

Usage

In literature:

It's a long way to get round, after going down the cliff.
"The Lone Ranche" by Captain Mayne Reid
We have a long way to go yet," cried the squire, "and if we run faster we shall be too much exhausted to help.
"Dick o' the Fens" by George Manville Fenn
Well, I don't go so far as that, Daniel Barnett, but paths go a long way.
"A Life's Eclipse" by George Manville Fenn
Chap would fall a long way before he found bottom, and then he'd bounce off, and go on again and again.
"The Silver Canyon" by George Manville Fenn
We had still a long way to go, it seemed.
"In the Eastern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
It's a long way to go alone through the silent water.
"The Three Lieutenants" by W.H.G. Kingston
It will go a long way westward.
"With Axe and Rifle" by W.H.G. Kingston
Give a public man a legend and a grandfather, and he can go a long way with us.
"France and the Republic" by William Henry Hurlbert
I would go a long way to meet that good man the pale-face preacher.
"The Prairie Chief" by R.M. Ballantyne
He had still a long way to go, and the day was advancing.
"Charlie to the Rescue" by R.M. Ballantyne
Charity on each side will go a long way.
"Donahoe's Magazine, Volume 15, No. 1, January 1886" by Various
But, though he might not have a long way to go, yet he seemed already to have come from a very long distance.
"The Confidence-Man" by Herman Melville
Newly grown cocks had to go a long way off to be safe from Turkey Proudfoot's attacks.
"The Tale of Turkey Proudfoot" by Arthur Scott Bailey
Of course, it's a long way off; and maybe your mother wouldn't like to have you go so far from home.
"The Tale of Peter Mink" by Arthur Scott Bailey
Blinded him, and toted him back and for'ard, going in and out t'old gangway door between whiles to make him think he was a long ways off.
"Derrick Sterling" by Kirk Monroe
He had a long way to go, though, it seemed to me.
"The House of Torchy" by Sewell Ford
We have a long way to go, and it will not do to arrive half-starved and beg for bread before we say how d' ye do.
"The Devil's Pool" by George Sand
Once they had it, they took no further trouble; it was their passport; and with a well-worded passport one can go a long way.
"A Literary History of the English People" by Jean Jules Jusserand
In a couple of years you can put by six or seven thousand francs, and that well laid out, will go a long way.
"The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Volume VIII." by Guy de Maupassant
I had already lost too much time, and I had to go a long way.
"A Spaceship Named McGuire" by Gordon Randall Garrett
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In poetry:

Perhaps she even perished
a long, long time ago;
only her light but now
did cross the way we go.
"To The Star (version two)" by Mihai Eminescu
"So be up and going for the way's not long!
God who kissed His Mother dear, a Babe in Nazareth,
Knows how they need mother-love, the dear and precious young,
In the new Life where is no Death."
"A Colloquy: (For M. W.)" by Katharine Tynan
And he was lost: a banished face
For ever from the ways of grace,
Unless pinched hard by dreams in fright.
They saw the Bishop's wavering sprite
Within her look, at come and go,
Long after he had caused her woe.
"Jump-To-Glory Jane" by George Meredith
"Yet if you really want to know
Which way the troops will have to go,
Once more I shall be happy to explain."
And, as I planned his sudden death,
The creature drew a long, deep breath
And sang again this maddening refrain:-
"The Insect" by C J Dennis
Go! heart of mine! the way is long --
The night is dark -- the place is far;
Go! kneel and pray, or chant a song,
Beside two graves where Mary's star
Shines o'er two children's hearts at rest,
With Mary's medals on their breast.
"In Memoriam" by Abram Joseph Ryan
All things mighty and all things small,
Stone and flower and sentient being,
Each is an answer to that one call,
A part of Himself that His will is freeing—
Freeing to go on the long, long way
That winds back home at the end of the day.
"One" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

In news:

Veterans' homelessness: Some improvement , still a long way to go.
A food drive in the Redford Union Schools could go a long way in helping out those in need around the area.
'America still has a long way to go,' Cornell University professor says.
A little more Bible study and a lot more compassion for the poor would go a long way for Romney, Ryan and other Republicans.
Yet, they all have a long way to go before they approach Madonna 's career totals.
When starting a garden in a backyard, a little help from Mother Nature can go a long way.
A million bucks would go a long way toward easing the pain of losing the half-billion-dollar - 3:58 am.
If or when Penn State gets its program back up to elite status, the Nittany Lions could go a long way toward helping the Big Ten gain a higher national profile.
"We've got a long way to go," Portis said.
MILAN (AP) — AC Milan can go a long way to rescuing its season when it faces Anderlecht in Group C of the Champions League on Wednesday.
Hog production has always drawn criticism but an image makeover could go a long way in changing the public's perception.
Stay in school kids, going through life dumb, broke and a rap sheet a mile long is no way to live.
If that's the case, there's still a long way to go.
A little ozone may go a long way in terms of hurting your heart.
Planning, patience go a long way.
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In science:

Are Fepnictides then strongly renormalized FL metals, or incoherent non-FLs in their normal state? Comparison with experimental one-particle spectra should go a long way toward resolving this question.
Normal State Correlated Electronic Structure of Iron Pnictides
Hopefully precision measurements in this sector will go a long way towards validating the lattice QCD calculations.
Summary of Experimental Meson Physics
These, though still related to some scroll surfaces, do not seem in general to relate to hypersurfaces with vanishing Hessian, which adds to the feeling that the classification of homaloidal hypersurfaces has still a long way to go.
Homaloidal hypersurfaces and hypersurfaces with vanishing Hessian
Unfortunately, there is still a long way to go and there are various components that are not included in the calculations. A notable example is the absence of a hot corona which made several of the X-ray participants unhappy.
Conference Summary: The Central Engine of Active Galactic Nuclei
Penrose gives an estimate SB (M0 )/SB (Mtp )/Seq ∼ 1088/10101/10123 in natural (Planck) units, see Fig. 5. (So we may still have a long way to go.) I find Penrose’s consideration about the very far from equilibrium uniform density initial state quite plausible, but it is obviously far from proven.
From Time-symmetric Microscopic Dynamics to Time-asymmetric Macroscopic Behavior: An Overview
Unfortunately the quality of the d+Au data is too poor to give a conclusive answer. A recently obtained data set should give PHENIX a sample 30 times as large which should go a long way to pinning down the cold nuclear matter effects.
Summary of Experimental Results: Photons, Leptons and Heavy Quarks
This must go a long way to explain the anomalous results found by the RCNP group .
Review of quasi-elastic charge-exchange data in the nucleon-deuteron breakup reaction
The results (including the derivation of effective geometrodynamic equations, effective Hamiltonian constraint operators, emergent non-commutative matter field theories) are very interesting, but there is clearly still a long way to go.
Ten questions on Group Field Theory (and their tentative answers)
Clearing up misconceptions shou ld go a long way toward helping astronomers appreciate what both frequentist and Bayesian methods have to offer for both routine and research-level data analysis tasks.
Bayesian astrostatistics: a backward look to the future
Clearly, there is a long long way to go for both theorists and experimentalists.
Dark Energy: a Brief Review
Evidently, there is a long way to go until all nuclear physics can be derived from Lattice QCD; see Fig. 5 and [35,36]. A method to deal with the vastly growing number of contractions is proposed in .
Recent Progress in Lattice QCD
The “beginning” in this claim is important—there is a very long way to go before we can calculate, say, the K → ππ amplitudes from first principles.
Recent Progress in Lattice QCD
In my view, measuring a large asymmetry connected with sin 2β in B decays will go a long way towards establishing the validity of the CKM paradigm.
Summary Talk at the 3rd KEK Topical Conference on CP Violation
That should go a long way towards reassuring those who are skeptical of staggered quarks.
Panel discussion on chiral extrapolation of physical observables
In any case, despite strong progress in lattice calculations, there is still quite a long way to go.31 Two prominent steps have recently been taken.
From Parity Violation to Hadron Structure and more
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