- (of a vowel or syllable) quantity, whether long or short.
- the quality of vowels.
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Idioms for length
- in or to the full extent; completely.
- after a time; finally: At length there was a step forward in the negotiations.
Origin of length
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Example sentences from the Web for length
On Friday, the department confirmed that Clarkson was on unpaid leave and that none of his three predecessors had been off for the length of time he had been.Alaska’s Attorney General Resigns Hours After We Published “Uncomfortable” Texts He Sent to a Younger Colleague|by Kyle Hopkins, Anchorage Daily News|August 25, 2020|ProPublica
Multicultural viewers identify with sports and especially musicConsumers gravitate towards videos that are culturally relevant to them and this highly correlates with overall viewing lengths.Multicultural audiences are making nuanced media choices|Vevo|August 25, 2020|Digiday
In contrast, skulls from dingoes in the unbaited region did not significantly change in length over the same time period.Culling dingoes with poison may be making them bigger|Jake Buehler|August 19, 2020|Science News
The length of the average meeting is down by 20%, according to a new working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research, which measured how digital communications have changed since workers went on lockdown this year.The average work meeting is 20% shorter since Covid-19|Sarah Todd|August 3, 2020|Quartz
Trust that the blogger you’re pitching to have done their research and selected a specific length of all submissions for a reason.Nine mistakes to avoid when contacting websites for backlinks|Raj Dosanjh|July 29, 2020|Search Engine Watch
“It seems that the different standard is (based on) the length of the beard and outwardly display of piety,” Hamdani said.Disco Mullah Blasphemy Row Highlights Pakistan’s Hypocrisy|Shaheen Pasha|December 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hitchcock was fascinated when I pointed out the similarity, and considered it at some length.
The camera dollied backward along the length of the tower's staircase while simultaneously its lens zoomed forward.
People in the comments section were complaining about the length of one of these essays that ran in The New Yorker.Meghan Daum On Tackling The Unspeakable Parts Of Life|David Yaffe|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Only now, when we were able to talk frankly and at length, did I come to realize how profoundly it had affected him.
That house was, at length, the only one left standing; and when we returned Mrs. W. pointed it out to me.Retrospect of Western Travel, Volume I (of 2)|Harriet Martineau
The statement may be true; but instead of a cave there is only a tunnel a few rods in length.Archeological Investigations|Gerard Fowke
At length we returned to our vessel, which had triumphantly fought the wind and floating trees.Strange True Stories of Louisiana|George Washington Cable
It was a quadrangular pyramid of baked brick, a stadium in height, and each of the sides a stadium in length.
We arrived at length last night, after a long and tedious journey, in the former capital of the world.Louis Spohr's Autobiography|Louis Spohr
British Dictionary definitions for length
- in depth; fully
- for a long time; interminably
Word Origin for length
Medical definitions for length
Idioms and Phrases with length
see at arm's length; at length; go to any length.