having or being of great length; very long: a lengthy journey.
tediously verbose; very long; too long: a lengthy speech.
- length·i·ly, adverb
- length·i·ness, noun
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How to use lengthy in a sentence
This is due to the impact of the pandemic, ranging from potentially lengthy mail times to the need to social-distance our employees at our processing sites.
The publication sent Warner’s representatives a list of follow-up questions, in response to which they issued a lengthy statement denying any wrongdoing.Evan Rachel Wood names Marilyn Manson in abuse allegations: ‘I am done living in fear of retaliation’ | Sonia Rao | February 2, 2021 | Washington Post
Richardson, the worker there who supports the union, complains about the scant time Amazon gives employees to use bathrooms, breaks that can sometimes require lengthy walks in the massive warehouse.Amazon’s anti-union blitz stalks Alabama warehouse workers everywhere, even the bathroom | Jay Greene | February 2, 2021 | Washington Post
On July 24, with a lengthy public statement, Duvernay-Tardif became the first NFL player to opt out of the season.His team is going to the Super Bowl. He’s staying on the coronavirus front lines. | Adam Kilgore | February 1, 2021 | Washington Post
That means a player could spend just a few days out of action or have a lengthy stint away from the team.Alex Ovechkin, Dmitry Orlov cleared to play for Caps; Evgeny Kuznetsov, Ilya Samsonov remain out | Samantha Pell | January 30, 2021 | Washington Post
Senhor José remains stationary, but this lengthy series of clauses propels the reader along an unmarked path.
“I brought it with no small degree of trepidation,” Kucinich recalled in a lengthy phone conversation with the Daily Beast.Repubs Should Take It From Kucinich: Impeachment Isn’t Worth It | Eleanor Clift | December 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Now San Bernardino County authorities have announced a triumphant conclusion to their lengthy investigation into the case.Family's Best Friend Charged With Murdering Them All | Nina Strochlic | November 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
During our lengthy chat, Cal can be heard scampering around and giggling in the background.Julian Casablancas Enters the Void: On the Strokes’ Friction, Why He Left NYC, and Starting Over | Marlow Stern | October 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But that quiet approach has served the onetime UCLA quarterback, now 63, well through his lengthy acting career.
On the other hand, I could not bring myself by lengthy or impossible quotations to vilify Duns.The Mediaeval Mind (Volume II of II) | Henry Osborn Taylor
If we find him there as Rutter said, you can gamble that trouble has camped in our dooryard for a lengthy stay.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
A view of the duchess's ball-room, or of the dining-table of the earl, will supersede all occasion for lengthy fiddle-faddle.
The detective Agnes had retained, called on Baptiste's lawyers and held a lengthy consultation.The Homesteader | Oscar Micheaux
He returned, armed with figures, and submitted lengthy evidence and numerous tables.Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow
British Dictionary definitions for lengthy
of relatively great or tiresome extent or duration
- lengthily, adverb
- lengthiness, noun
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