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[eyj-lawng, -long] /ˈeɪdʒˌlɔŋ, -ˌlɒŋ/
lasting for an age.
Origin of agelong
First recorded in 1800-10; age + long1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • In his own spirit is enacted the agelong world-drama of toil.

    The Gate of Appreciation Carleton Noyes
  • In this the modern European is the heir of an agelong tradition.

  • The unity of our own France was forged by agelong struggles between the separate provinces.

    The Forerunners Romain Rolland
  • I do not propose here to reopen the agelong dispute between free will and determinism, which seems to me largely verbal.

    The Forerunners Romain Rolland
  • Such consequences, so wide-spread and agelong, can follow from the story of but one life.

  • The yellow, blinkless eyes, with knife-edge pupils, flashed with the hate of agelong feud as I edged against the wall.

    Tropic Days E. J. Banfield
  • You have but emerged from primitive conditions: we have a literature, a priesthood, an agelong history and a polity.

    Ulysses James Joyce

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