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long-run

[lawng-ruhn, long-] /ˈlɔŋˈrʌn, ˈlɒŋ-/
adjective
1.
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
1900-1905
First recorded in 1900-05
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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
n.

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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