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over-long

adv.

"for too long a time," late 14c., from over- + long (adj.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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  • But the list, made complete, would still not be over-long, and few of its items would be important.

    A Book of Prefaces H. L. Mencken
  • The danger of over-long delay is well exemplified in the sad case of young Coventry Patmore.

    And Even Now Max Beerbohm
  • This characteristic scene, which has delayed me over-long, was but a moment in that day of exercise and agitation.

  • A whole system of nosology exists in some minds due to an over-long prepuce.

    Psychotherapy James J. Walsh
  • Then Devonham, still standing over his Chief, let out the storm that had accumulated in him over-long.

    The Bright Messenger Algernon Blackwood
  • And then one day the new port palled, like a book one has read too often, or a picture one has looked at over-long.

    The Wind Bloweth Brian Oswald Donn-Byrne
  • He had sat silent while he thought, one of his silences which, when he emerged from them, he often recognized as over-long.

    Adrienne Toner Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  • Unseemly altercations have summoned me to the kitchen, and I return to close this over-long chronicle.

    Le Petit Nord Anne Elizabeth Caldwell (MacClanahan) Grenfell and Katie Spalding
  • Thou shall not feel it over-long; if thou feel it over-much, it will either end itself or end thee.

  • So that page is turned, and it seems a good place to end this over-long letter.

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