[ eyj-lawng, -long ]

  1. lasting for an age.

Origin of agelong

First recorded in 1800–10; age + long1

Words Nearby agelong Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use agelong in a sentence

  • You have but emerged from primitive conditions: we have a literature, a priesthood, an agelong history and a polity.

    Ulysses | James Joyce
  • Such consequences, so wide-spread and agelong, can follow from the story of but one life.

  • The yellow, blinkless eyes, with knife-edge pupils, flashed with the hate of agelong feud as I edged against the wall.

    Tropic Days | E. J. Banfield
  • The unity of our own France was forged by agelong struggles between the separate provinces.

    The Forerunners | Romain Rolland
  • I do not propose here to reopen the agelong dispute between free will and determinism, which seems to me largely verbal.

    The Forerunners | Romain Rolland