livelong


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live·long

 (lĭv′lông′, -lŏng′)
adj.
Complete; whole: the livelong day.

[Middle English : leve, lefe, dear, used as an intensive (from Old English lēof, dear; see leubh- in Indo-European roots) + long, long; see long1.]

livelong

(ˈlɪvˌlɒŋ)
adj
1. (of time) long or seemingly long, esp in a tedious way (esp in the phrase all the livelong day)
2. whole; entire
n
(Plants) Brit another name for orpine

live•long

(ˈlɪvˌlɔŋ, -ˌlɒŋ)

adj.
whole or entire: to fret the livelong day.
[1350–1400; Middle English leve longe dear long]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.livelong - perennial northern temperate plant with toothed leaves and heads of small purplish-white flowerslivelong - perennial northern temperate plant with toothed leaves and heads of small purplish-white flowers
genus Sedum - large genus of rock plants having thick fleshy leaves
sedum - any of various plants of the genus Sedum
Adj.1.livelong - (of time) constituting the full extent or duration; "all the livelong day"
whole - including all components without exception; being one unit or constituting the full amount or extent or duration; complete; "gave his whole attention"; "a whole wardrobe for the tropics"; "the whole hog"; "a whole week"; "the baby cried the whole trip home"; "a whole loaf of bread"
Translations

livelong

[ˈlɪvlɒŋ] ADJ all the livelong daytodo el santo día

livelong

adj all the livelong dayden lieben langen Tag, den ganzen Tag über; all the livelong nightdie ganze Nacht durch

livelong

[ˈlɪvˌlɒŋ] adj (liter) all the livelong daytutto il santo giorno
References in classic literature ?
"Do you know we have been together the whole livelong day, Robert--since early this morning?" she said at parting.
Nobody had bought anything of her the whole livelong day; no one had given her a single farthing.
Heaven sent us excellent sport; I had twelve ships with me, and each ship got nine goats, while my own ship had ten; thus through the livelong day to the going down of the sun we ate and drank our fill, and we had plenty of wine left, for each one of us had taken many jars full when we sacked the city of the Cicons, and this had not yet run out.
The livelong day he sat in his loom, his ear filled with its monotony, his eyes bent close down on the slow growth of sameness in the brownish web, his muscles moving with such even repetition that their pause seemed almost as much a constraint as the holding of his breath.
There was no knowing what impulse might seize him to-morrow, in this confounded place, where there was nothing to occupy him imperiously through the livelong day.
"We are awake, Duncan," said the soft, silvery tones of Alice within the building, "and ready to travel very fast after so refreshing a sleep; but you have watched through the tedious night in our behalf, after having endured so much fatigue the livelong day!"
Nor, though placed amongst a ruthless crew and every hour passed by ruthless hands, and through the livelong nights shrouded with thick darkness which might cover any pilfering approach, nevertheless every sunrise found the doubloon where the sunset left it last.
No man can do battle the livelong day to the going down of the sun if he is without food; however much he may want to fight his strength will fail him before he knows it; hunger and thirst will find him out, and his limbs will grow weary under him.
The point itself was ornamented with wild flowers of every hue, in which innumerable humming-birds were "banqueting nearly the livelong day."
Doubtless those awful passages, along which we had wandered the livelong night, had been originally in some way connected with the great diamond mine.
All that livelong day the blood ran from Robin Hood's arm, nor could he check it, though he strove in every way to do so.
All the livelong day the search went on; upon the river, with barge and pole, and drag and net; upon the muddy and rushy shore, with jack-boots, hatchet, spade, rope, dogs, and all imaginable appliances.