[ lawng-ruhn, long- ]

  1. happening or presented over a long period of time or having a long course of performances: a long-run hit play.

Origin of long-run

First recorded in 1900–05

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How to use long-run in a sentence

  • Though monuments may be moved intentionally or by natural causes, they can be more trusted in the long run of things.

  • Upon lengthe, after a great length of course, after a long run.

  • "It might have been better for me in the long run," said he, quietly, passing over the inconsistencies of her speech.

    Elster's Folly | Mrs. Henry Wood
  • In the long run, however, Juana's indifference to her husband wore itself away; it even changed to a species of fear.

    Juana | Honore de Balzac
  • In the long run, the public will judge you, and respect you, according to your artistic sincerity.