What does the word long mean?

  • Longus, Macros. That which is much greater in length than in breadth; as the long bones. The epithet is, also, applied to several muscles, to distinguish them from others of similar function, when the latter are shorter. We say, for instance, long flexors, and long extensors, in opposition to short flexors, and short extensors.

Usage examples for long

  1. Let her have a good time as long as she may. – Pixie O'Shaughnessy by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  2. Not that she would let them stay here long; that was not to be thought of, and they would not wish it. – Springhaven A Tale of the Great War by R. D. Blackmore
  3. It was not for long. – Prisoners of Poverty Abroad by Helen Campbell
  4. " Yes, go," said Mrs. Bowen; " but don't stay too long." – Indian Summer by William D. Howells
  5. It is not long now. – The Genius by Margaret Horton Potter

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