long time


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Noun1.long time - a prolonged period of timelong time - a prolonged period of time; "we've known each other for ages"; "I haven't been there for years and years"
period, period of time, time period - an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period"
month of Sundays - a time perceived as long; "I hadn't seen him in a month of Sundays"
eon, aeon - an immeasurably long period of time; "oh, that happened eons ago"
blue moon - a long time; "something that happens once in blue moon almost never happens"
year dot - as long ago as anyone can remember; "he has been a conductor since the year dot"
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Having stumbled back to the sledge Vasili Andreevich caught hold of it and for a long time stood motionless, trying to calm himself and recover his breath.
Well, then," said Defarge, as if a thought were wrung out of his breast, "it IS a long time.
So we set up a long time, and smoked and talked in a low voice, and felt pretty dull and down-hearted.
After that there seemed nothing different for a long time--or at least it seemed a long time to her.
For a long time I've hoped this chance would come: that I might tell you how you've helped me, what you've made of me--"
A long time dead" was his epitome of that phase of speculation.
He was only a cat, but he had been our faithful friend for a long time and we aren't ashamed to be sorry for him.
Rather a long time between meets, though, it seems to me.
The Sheep, much against his will, carried her backward and forward for a long time, and at last said, "If you had treated a dog in this way, you would have had your deserts from his sharp teeth.
At first the family felt some constraint in intercourse with Prince Andrew; he seemed a man from another world, and for a long time Natasha trained the family to get used to him, proudly assuring them all that he only appeared to be different, but was really just like all of them, and that she was not afraid of him and no one else ought to be.
Many of these books you will not care to read for yourselves for a long time to come.
The prisoner again resumed his old attitude, and for a long time both were mute.