a style of the letter s, suggesting a lowercase f in form, formerly common in handwriting and as a type character.
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How to use long s in a sentence
I suspect she still longs for a community who could love her despite what she did.During Advent, Lots of Waiting, But Not Enough Hope | Gene Robinson | December 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Today, Hatch is a married father of one adopted son, but he longs to connect with his progeny.
The life Piper longs for, whether with Larry or Alex, might not look much different.Orange Is the New Weeds: The Adventures of Jenji Kohan Across the 8th Dimension | Rich Goldstein, Emily Shire | August 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The family fled to Jordan in June of this year, but Soundos still longs to play with a doll that was left behind.
Now in his eighties, Sean apparently "longs for a reconciliation.""Get a F***ing Life": Last Words Daniel Day-Lewis Spoke To Half-Brother | Tom Sykes | March 4, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
He's to foreclose that mortgage and longs to own that one field of ours just to complete the shape of his farm.Dorothy at Skyrie | Evelyn Raymond
She was thrown from Short and Longs bobsled one night and had to be helped home.The Girls of Central High on the Stage | Gertrude W. Morrison
Gradually the desire for the romantic increases until the novel-reader longs to have a romance of her own.The value of a praying mother | Isabel C. Byrum
One rather shrinks from that kind of thing when one is not used to it, and longs to do something to disturb it.The Gold Trail | Harold Bindloss
The Adagio is very fine in its way, but such is its cloying sweetness that one longs for something bracing and active.Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician | Frederick Niecks
British Dictionary definitions for longs (1 of 2)
long-dated gilt-edged securities
finance unsold securities or commodities held in anticipation of rising prices
British Dictionary definitions for long s (2 of 2)
a lower-case s, printed ʃ, formerly used in handwriting and printing: Also called: long ess
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