lengthy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj lengthy relatively long in duration; tediously protracted "a drawn-out argument","an extended discussion","a lengthy visit from her mother-in-law","a prolonged and bitter struggle","protracted negotiations"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Lengthy Having length; rather long or too long; prolix; not brief; -- said chiefly of discourses, writings, and the like. "Lengthy periods.""Some lengthy additions.""These would be details too lengthy .""To cut short lengthy explanations."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • lengthy Having length; long; especially, of great length; immoderately long, sometimes with the idea of tediousness attached: applied chiefly to discourses, writings, arguments, proceedings, etc.: as, a lengthy sermon; a lengthy dissertation.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Lengthy of great length: rather long—(obs.) Length′ful
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S.,—lang, long.

Usage

In literature:

The letter was quite a lengthy one, yet, without raising his eyes, he completed the reading of it.
"Hatchie, the Guardian Slave; or, The Heiress of Bellevue" by Warren T. Ashton
It is lengthy; but, hang it, it was our only halcyon period.
"The Journal of Sir Walter Scott" by Walter Scott
Vondel also produced hundreds of occasional pieces, besides several lengthy religious and didactic poems.
"History of Holland" by George Edmundson
Why should a judge's term of office be lengthy?
"Elements of Civil Government" by Alexander L. Peterman
Its development from ancient Brahmanism is continuous and Buddhism is merely an episode in it, though a lengthy one.
"Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
Whatever message they conveyed, it could not be a lengthy one.
"The Man with the Clubfoot" by Valentine Williams
This comparison, lengthy as it is, is not sustained throughout with the usual felicity of Vyasa.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
Radford, the superintendent, had gone for a lengthy visit to relatives in California.
"Paradise Garden" by George Gibbs
Should our new constitution ever come into force, they will give rise to a whole series of judgments, and to lengthy books explanatory thereof.
"A Leap in the Dark" by A.V. Dicey
The Act is quite lengthy.
"History of the Negro Race in America From 1619 to 1880. Vol 1" by George W. Williams
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In poetry:

Who hold peace meetings, where they pass
Lengthy resolves of wind and gas,
Much like the bray of Balaam's ass?
The Copperheads.
"The Copperheads" by Anonymous Americas
I SAT alone at my window,
While the pattering raindrops brought
Along with their music upon the roof,
A lengthy train of thought.
"Retrospect" by Josephine Delphine Henderson Heard
O Russia! Dear wife! With clearness and pain
We see the lengthy way!
It sent an arrow of ancient Tartar reign -
In breast it lay.
"On the Field of Kulicovo" by Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Blok
Distant as the heavens,
'long lengthy country roads
Filled with feeling have I come
And now, from the strait of Akashi
Yamato an island seems.
"Distant as the heavens" by Kakinomoto no Asomi Hitomaro
At sunrise, when nobody stares at one's face, I often,
set out on foot to a monument cast in molten
lengthy bad dreams. And it says on the plinth "commander
in chief." But it reads "in grief," or "in brief," or "in going under."
"Elegy" by Joseph Brodsky

In news:

Former CEOs convicted of fraud, conspiracy, face lengthy prison terms.
Faced lengthy bout of cosmic bumper cars, just as Earth and Mars did, study suggests.
The New York Times has a lengthy piece on students facing financially crippling college debt.
Kevin Everett had lengthy surgery hours after the Buffalo Bills reserve tight end showed no signs of movement after sustaining a cervical spine injury in the team's season opener against Denver.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer has a pretty lengthy story on the Spillway project in Chagrin Falls.
EZ Pour Spout 's lengthy, uncredited arrangements often make a jazz mountain out of a pop or rock molehill.
In March of this year, a lengthy New York profile asked: "Is Midwife Cara Muhlhahn Too Fearless in Her Home-Birth Advocacy".
The new iPhone is expected to be unveiled this week, and customers can probably get a discount if they sign up for a lengthy service agreement.
Sybil B Banks, 82, of Valdosta died on Sunday, Oct 14, 2012 in Hahira following a lengthy illness.
"Bob" Tasker , 86, of Carrollton passed away Sunday afternoon, Oct 17, 2010, in Carroll Golden Age Retreat following a lengthy illness.
Former Birmingham newscaster Wendell Harris, who, as a television journalist, covered the civil rights movement, and as a news director, hired the state's first female anchor, died Tuesday following a lengthy hospital stay.
Hawks captain thinks lengthy stoppage can be avoided but says players are standing strong in NHL labor fight.
Toews reiterated he's considering playing in Europe if a work stoppage becomes lengthy.
Newt Gingrich's campaign announced today that it is buying 30 minute blocks of air time on television stations in order to show a lengthy speech by Gingrich about how his plans would result in lower gasoline prices.
William Baskerville has been charged for sexual assault after a lengthy investigation.
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In science:

Although this method yields explicit analytical results the corresponding formulas are too lengthy to be presented here.
Generalized models as a universal approach to the analysis of nonlinear dynamical systems
The proof of Theorem 3.2 is rather lengthy and technical and makes use of the following lemma.
Dual generators of the fundamental group and the moduli space of flat connections
A straightforward but lengthy calculation shows that this agrees with the transformation obtained from the expressions (128) and the transformation (127) for the holonomies along the generators.
Dual generators of the fundamental group and the moduli space of flat connections
Note that the last row and column represent linear maps from or to T (T ∗S) . A lengthy computation (which becomes very easy on the singular set S ) shows that this structure is compatible with ω .
The plastikstufe - a generalization of the overtwisted disk to higher dimensions
The written output from STS is lengthy and therefore not suitable for presenting here.
Quantum random number generator
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