- (of time) whole or entire, especially when tediously long, slow in passing, etc.: We picked apples the livelong day.
Origin of livelong
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Examples from the Web for livelong
I wonder what you do the livelong day, for I know you and idleness are not acquaintances.Hortus Inclusus
No one had bought any of them the livelong day—no one had given her a single penny.Favorite Fairy Tales
All the livelong night there is jubilee among the Indians above and below.Marion's Faith.
A cruel doubt had been knocking at her door the livelong day.The Faith Doctor
In vain she waited the livelong night; no Dermot came back to her.The Heir of Kilfinnan
- (of time) long or seemingly long, esp in a tedious way (esp in the phrase all the livelong day)
- whole; entire
- British another name for orpine
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Word Origin and History for livelong
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