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[ adjective hohl-lengkth, -length; noun hohl-lengkth, -length ]


  1. extended to or having its entire length; not shortened or abridged:

    a whole-length report.

  2. portraying, reflecting, or accommodating the full length of the human figure:

    a whole-length sofa; a whole-length portrait of the general.


  1. a portrait or statue showing the full length of its subject:

    The painting gallery had a roomful of whole-lengths.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of whole-length1

First recorded in 1730–40

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Example Sentences

She turned back into the room and began to walk to and fro down its whole length without stopping, without resting.

I asked him if that amounted to one shell per yard and he said the whole length of the trench was less than 100 yards.

This law itself went the whole length, and assumed the full and complete power.

We heard of a man who determined to stick to a Darling boat and travel the whole length of the river.

The next day I went for Trieste in a steamer, down the whole length of the Adriatic.


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