[lawng-las-ting, -lah-sting, long-]
- enduring or existing for a long period of time: a long-lasting friendship.
- effective for a relatively long period of time: a long-lasting pain reliever.
- resisting the effects of wear or use over a long period: a long-lasting fabric used for work clothes.
Origin of long-lasting
First recorded in 1520–30
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for long-lasting
In other words, fluoride is a broad-spectrum, bipartisan, long-lasting magnet for dissent.Anti-Fluoriders Are The OG Anti-Vaxxers
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This one, as the name implies, involves ingesting the long-lasting hallucinogen with the power to interrupt her addiction.Hallucinating Away a Heroin Addiction
May 4, 2014
With Gear 2, Gear Neo, and Gear Fit, Samsung is pushing lightweight hardware with long-lasting battery life.Your Dentist Is Watching You Brush
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“For long-lasting substantive change, sex education has to change,” said Selvaratnam.Test Tube Generation: The Fertility Lie for Women
January 25, 2014
“There is a significant and long-lasting debate about where you get the cells and how you treat them,” he said.Can Vegetarians Eat In-Vitro Meat? The Debate Rages.
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The twilight would be upon them apace––the long-lasting, purple-veiled twilight of the altitudes.The Coyote
However, that perfect spell of both mind and body was not long-lasting.Dave Dawson at Casablanca
Robert Sydney Bowen
To the long-lasting sorrow and disgrace of Portugal, the philosophers blinded her king and flattered her Prime Minister.Wanderings in South America
Nor can I forget that—despite the long-lasting and unfortunate blood-feud—the Strathtouls were and are our kinsmen.Our Home in the Silver West
Regrets and fears were not long-lasting, however, for the exigencies of our problem were sufficiently imperative and absorbing.My Attainment of the Pole
Frederick A. Cook