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long play

a long-playing phonograph record.
Origin of long play
First recorded in 1950-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • It was not only just body-sleepiness: the kind you get after a long walk or a long play day.

    Harding's luck E. [Edith] Nesbit
  • The words of the long play about the paladins are improvised, but they have in the theatre the MSS.

    Castellinaria Henry Festing Jones
  • Gwyn could not long play a part without revealing her true self.

    Sisters Grace May North
  • But I found myself in great danger of a long play, and was glad to help it where I could.

    Love for Love William Congreve
  • Puttany and the child were often together in one long play, broken only by the man's periods of labor.

    The Cursed Patois Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  • In the long play of the ages a human being sometimes becomes an event; a nation's passion takes a personnel.

  • It was not a long play, and had been written by a court poet especially for the children, of whose acting the Queen was fond.

  • In dealing with scenes from a long play—whether linked or disconnected—pupils will always have a feeling of incompleteness.

    Public Speaking Clarence Stratton
  • It was early in the afternoon, so the children settled down for a long play.

    Peggy in Her Blue Frock Eliza Orne White
  • But the audience and the critics only saw this speech as part of a long play.

    Charles Frohman: Manager and Man

    Isaac Frederick Marcosson and Daniel Frohman

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