long-standing


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long-stand·ing

or long·stand·ing (lông′stăn′dĭng, lŏng′-)
adj.
Of long duration or existence: a long-standing friendship.

long-standing

adj
existing or in effect for a long time
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long-standing

long-standing

adjective
Existing or remaining in the same state for an indefinitely long time:
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long-standing

[ˈlɒŋˈstændɪŋ] ADJ [agreement, dispute, friendship] → antiguo

long-standing

[ˈlɒŋˈstændɪŋ] adjdi vecchia data
References in classic literature ?
Down his cheeks there were coursing tears--though less through grief than owing to a long-standing affliction of the eyes.
He sent the saddle without an answer, and with a sense of having done something shameful; he handed over all the now revolting business of the estate to the bailiff, and set off next day to a remote district to see his friend Sviazhsky, who had splendid marshes for grouse in his neighborhood, and had lately written to ask him to keep a long-standing promise to stay with him.
He had no desire to follow this strange white man who was afraid at night; he had less to remain at the tender mercies of the Big Bwana's lusty warriors, between whom and his people there was long-standing blood feud; and he was more than delighted, into the bargain, for a legitimate excuse for deserting his much hated Swede master.
Well, dear--about that question of mine--that long-standing question?
Vasili Andreevich might perhaps have got it down to his own price, for the woods were in his district and he had a long-standing agreement with the other village dealers that no one should run up the price in another's district, but he had now learnt that some timber-dealers from town meant to bid for the Goryachkin grove, and he resolved to go at once and get the matter settled.
And more than a quarter of people (27%) across Wales reported having long-standing illness or disability which limited their day-to-day life.
MORE than 40% of people in Wales have a long-standing illness or disability, new figures have revealed.
9 November 2010 - US pharmaceuticals and medical devices maker Abbott (NYSE: ABT) presented yesterday results from a pooled analysis of two pivotal HUMIRA (adalimumab) studies, which look at patients with early and long-standing moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
The loan is a great addition to our portfolio and is a product of the long-standing relationship that we've enjoyed with Canyon.
HQ Air Mobility Command at Scott Air Force Base renewed this long-standing contract for an additional five years.
Wilder effectively links long-standing political interpretations of Brooklyn's growth with their logical social and urban consequences in a broad synthesis for both periods.
Imation was chosen for its marketing and supply chain expertise, built through long-standing co-development relationships with leading drive manufacturers, and nearly 50 years experience manufacturing and delivering reliable data storage media.