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[lawng-ruhn, long-] /ˈlɔŋˈrʌn, ˈlɒŋ-/
happening or presented over a long period of time or having a long course of performances:
a long-run hit play.
Origin of long-run
First recorded in 1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The little points are all pretty, he thought, and it is the details that count in the long run.

  • It was a bit expensive, perhaps, but in the long run it paid.

    The Fortune Hunter Louis Joseph Vance
  • The worth of a State, in the long run, is the worth of the individuals composing it.

    Self-Help Samuel Smiles
  • "In the long run I should say that he will—if he has it," Wrayson answered.

    The Avenger E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • You can do without machines in the long run, but you can't do without that!

    Changing Winds

    St. John G. Ervine
Word Origin and History for long run

also long-run, "ultimate outcome," 1620s, from long (adj.) + run (n.), on notion of "when events have run their course." As an adjective from 1804.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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