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.
Many of these books you will not care to read for yourselves for a long time to come.
Rather a long time between meets, though, it seems to me.
The boatswain was pleasantly surprised -- his impression being that everybody on deck must have been washed away a long time ago.
He stood for a long time and watched us, looking our caves and the cliff-wall up and down.
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--"
The landlord pausing here for a very long time, Mr Parkes naturally concluded that he had brought his discourse to an end; and therefore, turning to the young man with some austerity, exclaimed:
Long time before, three monsoon before, me speak 'm true speak.
Well, then," said Defarge, as if a thought were wrung out of his breast, "it IS a long time.
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 eluded them, hiding in caves and wading in rivers to throw them off my trail.
There were always two nurses with her, or else one mother and one nurse, and for a long time she was a pattern-child who always coughed off the table and said, "How do you do?