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 (lĕngk′thē, lĕng′-, lĕn′-)
adj. length·i·er, length·i·est
1. Of considerable length, especially in time; extended: a lengthy convalescence.
2. Tediously long; drawn-out: a lengthy explanation.

length′i·ly adv.
length′i·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lengthiness - amount or degree or range to which something extends; "the wire has an extension of 50 feet"
longness - the property of being of long spatial extent; "one gene causes shortness and the other causes longness"
coextension - equality of extension or duration
2.lengthiness - the consequence of being lengthened in duration
length, duration - continuance in time; "the ceremony was of short duration"; "he complained about the length of time required"
fermata - (music) a prolongation of unspecified length on a note or chord or rest
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It was commenced by the Stranger with some impatience at the lengthiness of my introductory process.
Tutelian did not disclose the exact length of the survey or how long it is estimated to take to answer, but said that lengthiness often poses a challenge in "such projects," as different sections could not be broken down into shorter surveys carried out at different times.
But the SJC disagreed, alluding to the lengthiness of the multi-phase assessment and remediation process set out under the Massachusetts Contingency Plan, the regulatory scheme for environmental cleanups under Chapter 21E.
That said, however, it is nonetheless also true that there are times when sheer lengthiness is in and of itself a virtue in a palindrome, and one of those times is when the palindromist is attempting to maintain a naturalistic flow of language in a palindrome for as long a space as possible.
When writing these treatment notes, it is important to err on the side of neither brevity or lengthiness.
Like I've said in past columns, in today's world, if people put your e-mail aside because of its lengthiness and think they'll return to it later, they usually never do.
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Additionally he focuses on the effects of wounds upon the defenders (who 'when wounded in their great ardour for defence fell with destructive results' (61)), the weariness sustained by the lengthiness of the siege (which effected both sides equally, 'a truce of three days was granted by common consent, we also gained time to take breath' (62)), and particularly by the physical labour involved in constructing and maintaining both offensive siege works and defences: 'constant toil and sleeplessness sapped the little strength that remained,' (63) and 'not a man anywhere through fear of death gave up his ardour for defence.
2145 [male] [female] [male] [female] Index of 58 62 60 64 leg height Index of 97 86 88 85 lengthiness Chest 71 62 66 59 Overgrowing 106 104 106 103 Compactness 119 113 104 100 Boniness 14 14 14 12 Hips-and-chest 121 105 114 100 Massiveness 106 104 99 99 Indices 4-4.
In an appendix to the ADA's implementing regulations, the Department of Justice explains that where a notepad and paper are ineffective due to the complexity or lengthiness of the communication taking place, sign language interpreters may act as appropriate auxiliary aids.
44) A key issue with section 10 as applied to individual landowners is its lengthiness and complexity--it is possible that an application for an incidental take permit will trigger both the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) (45) and a section 7 FWS consultation.