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[ lawng-tahym, long- ]


  1. existing, occurring, or continuing for a long period of time; times; longstanding:

    longtime friends celebrating 50 years of association.


/ ˈlɒŋˌtaɪm /


  1. of long standing
“Collins English Dictionary — Complete & Unabridged” 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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Word History and Origins

Origin of longtime1

First recorded in 1575–85; long 1 + time
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Example Sentences

End Economic Inequality, Grow the Middle Class, Heal the Nation and the former longtime CEO of the Young & Rubicam ad agency.

From Fortune

Editor and longtime cannabis reform activist Tom Angell is also a good Twitter follow.

From Quartz

The team was led by Jude Samulski, a longtime gene therapy researcher and professor of pharmacology at UNC.

The longtime passionate wolf-watchers of Yellowstone gather just as night ends where they think wolves are likely to be.

Crystal Trull, a nonprofit consultant, is running against Sabrina Bazzo, a longtime school volunteer who is backed by the local teacher’s union.

Some longtime local acquaintances are struggling to square the man they know with the ugly associations.

Tim Mathern, a longtime North Dakota state Senator came to the event thinking that it was “all about licking our wounds.”

Why has Michael Bloomberg replaced his longtime lieutenant with the editor-in-chief of The Economist?

The longtime pals—and co-stars of The Interview—stripped down and tried to survive on the Discovery Channel reality series.

Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa, a longtime disability advocate, has made HCBS a priority, a Harkin aide told The Daily Beast.

I am a poor fellow, sir; that shall be a longtime getting rich, and would fain not die till I am so.

Sheila, of course, told her husband of the sum of money she owned, and for a longtime it was a standing joke between them.

Their hotel is of the most littles, but I rest here very volunteerly since longtime.

We trust she will be spared a good longtime yet, to aid by her prolific pen the good cause in this country.

She was very proud of her egg, and sat on it for a longtime, until one day, pop!





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