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 ?
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.
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?"
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.
Down his cheeks there were coursing tears--though less through grief than owing to a long-standing affliction of the eyes.
"PTI's led government is taking bold and all necessary steps to resolve the long-standing issue as it is vital for region," he stated.
* Ola Kallenius, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars: "We are very pleased that our long-standing partner BAIC is now a long-term investor in Daimler."
Addressing a press conference here along with a parliamentary delegation from United Kingdom (UK), Sardar Masood said the Indian prime minister should show flexibility and seriously consider Trump offer to resolve the long-standing dispute between the two neighboring countries.
In addition, I will be working with my new executive team colleagues to tackle many of the long-standing issues."
The long-standing important allegations of "institutional racism and anti-Semitism", which have been levelled against the Labour Party, are not only coming from outside critics, but from long-standing Labour MPs.
He further said the Afghan leadership needs to focus on "long-standing serious grievances of the Afghan people".
He made it clear that this was the long-standing demand and dream of people of backward tehsil Khanpur.