- existing or occurring for a long time: a longstanding feud.
Origin of longstanding
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enduring, lasting, long-lasting.
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Examples from the Web for longstanding
Around half the Baluch in the province are unemployed, a result, say rights groups, of longstanding marginalization by Tehran.The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan
December 29, 2014
But in 1969, a longstanding practice was challenged—its ban on women.The Bars That Made America Great
December 28, 2014
So maybe we should take a lesson from women with brass ovaries: comedy and feminism are longstanding bedfellows.
From Joan Rivers to Marlo Thomas to Lena Dunham, comedy and feminism have been longstanding bedfellows.
But I suppose a kind of longstanding love of specific bands would be Radiohead, Wilco, Neil Young, Tom Waits, REM.Toni Collette on ‘The Realistic Joneses,’‘Lucky Them,’ and Crying in ‘The Sixth Sense’
June 1, 2014
Lambert never had taken part in that longstanding competition.The Duke Of Chimney Butte
G. W. Ogden
At the age of seventy-three he succumbed to a longstanding asthma.An Epitome of the History of Medicine
The longstanding grievances of the Company were thus, on paper, redressed.In Clive's Command
A longstanding issue that divided us from our neighbors has been resolved.
Not only longstanding but impromptu engagements preclude this sacrifice.Manners and Rules of Good Society
Word Origin and History for longstanding
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