long haul

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n long haul a journey over a long distance "it's a long haul from New York to Los Angeles"
    • n long haul a period of time sufficient for factors to work themselves out "in the long run we will win","in the long run we will all be dead","he performed well over the long haul"
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Quotations

  • Orway Tead
    Orway Tead
    “Leadership is the activity of influencing people to cooperate towards some goal which they come to find desirable and which motivates them over the long haul.”

Usage

In literature:

It didn't take you long to rope and haul me on board.
"Dave Darrin After The Mine Layers" by H. Irving Hancock
It was a long time before he came out, but he brought ten insensible convicts in his first haul.
"The Arena" by Various
We were obliged to haul or carry provisions and material for long distances.
"The Land of the Kangaroo" by Thomas Wallace Knox
But he hadn't been down long, as I understand it, before he signaled to be hauled up.
"Joe Strong, the Boy Fish" by Vance Barnum
In this way freight charges are escaped, and a long and costly haul from a railway point is made unnecessary.
"Right Use of Lime in Soil Improvement" by Alva Agee
The driver was diving back into his wagon and presently hauled out something long and round and wrapped up.
"The Van Dwellers" by Albert Bigelow Paine
As the line was some four hundred feet long, it used up precious moments to haul it and coil up the slack.
"The Motor Boat Club and The Wireless" by H. Irving Hancock
Head downward he was drawn on board by the aid of a long boathook, and hauled, dripping, before the skipper.
"Thurston of Orchard Valley" by Harold Bindloss
The article especially condemns the long and short haul clause of the law.
"The Railroad Question" by William Larrabee
Additional supplies were pouring in through Vladivostok for the long haul across Siberia.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume V (of 8)"
These round-haul nets, some of them, must be a mile long, and they sink two hundred feet in the water.
"Tales of Fishes" by Zane Grey
It was plain that none had done so for a long time past, and the wagons were hauled fearlessly in.
"Two Arrows" by William O. Stoddard
We unrolled it, and hauled its folds to a spread some ten feet long.
"Astounding Stories, March, 1931" by Various
That's a long haul, Homer.
"Border, Breed Nor Birth" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
At last, after an eternity of hauling, came up part of an iron bedstead, dropped from some steamer in the long ago.
"An Ocean Tramp" by William McFee
Nor long lines of the politically suspect being hauled off to Siberia.
"Combat" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
He knows it's going to be you or him, in the long haul, with nobody else involved.
"Martyr" by Alan Edward Nourse
It don't take us long to cover the distance, though, and at twenty to nine we hauls up at Miss Belter's number.
"Side-stepping with Shorty" by Sewell Ford
The horses were tired after a long day's hauling and moved slowly back to the forests where the men were still cutting timber.
"Five Little Starrs in the Canadian Forest" by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
After a long, tiring haul, the two Cubs eventually arrived with the freezers at Terry Treuhaft's cottage.
"Dan Carter and the Cub Honor" by Mildred A. Wirt
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In poetry:

"Life, life's too weighty?
Too long a haul, sir?
I lived past eighty.
I liked it all, sir."
"Thomas Jefferson" by Stephen Vincent Benet
Sing and strike his heavy haul
Toppling up the boatside in a snow of light!
His decks are drenched with miracles.
Oh miracle of fishes! The long dead bite!
"Ballad Of The Long-Legged Bait" by Dylan Thomas
Tom Pascoe was a fisherman belonging to Portloe,
And when I can't just tell you, but 'tis middlin' long ago;
And overright the Manacles, a-hauling of his seine,
Tom Pascoe catched a merrymaid and let her go again.
"Told At "The Pilchards"" by Cicely Fox Smith
It said, "Oh, idle upon the sea,
Awake and with sleep have done,
Haul up the widest sail of the prow,
And come with me to the rice fields now,
She longs, oh, how can I tell you how,
To show you your first-born son!"
"Sampan Song" by Laurence Hope
Down at the water's edge, at the place
where they haul up the boats, up the long ramp
descending into the water, thin silver
tree trunks are laid horizontally
across the gray stones, down and down
at intervals of four or five feet.
"At the Fishhouses" by Elizabeth Bishop

In news:

Sharpton, Senate Dems To Oppose Skleinos 'Over The Long Haul .
Bielema could be coach at Arkansas for long haul .
Why he's in it for the long haul .
Long haul likely in legal fight for state Senate seat.
For Kimberly Vaughn's family: 'It's been a long haul .
'The Long Haul ' May Be Too Far for the Current GOP.
Long haul likely in legal fight for state Senate seat.
Knicks' Tyson on Kidd: 'We need him to be healthy for the long haul '.
The true test is a long-haul flight.
And some of it, like the lower cabin altitude and higher humidity, is difficult to judge unless you're a long-haul frequent flier.
Staying in shape for the long haul .
McKenna preps for long haul in state ballot count.
We're going to be here for the long haul .
I'm committed to Charlotte Bobcats for long haul .
'We're going to be here for the long haul '.
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In science:

Single-photon protocols cannot be ampliļ¬ed and therefore do not work for the long-haul communications necessary for the Internet.
Noise Secured Internet
Use of such distributed processing makes it possible to trade long-haul transmission of raw data to the FC for less costly local communication and processing among neighboring nodes [163].
A Unified Approach to Sparse Signal Processing
The HV cables are built from multi-conductor Kerpen cable and consist of two parts connected with a custom-inline connector: a short-haul cable mounted on the tube and a long-haul cable going from the detector to the power supplies.
The BABAR Muon System Upgrade
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