Related to longsome: lonesome


 (lông′səm, lŏng′-)
Tiresomely long.
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lengthy, slow, and tedious
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(ˈlɔŋ səm, ˈlɒŋ-)

tiresomely long.
[before 900; Middle English, Old English longsum, langsum. See long1, -some1]
long′some•ly, adv.
long′some•ness, n.
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The Old English poet describes the Lord's coming in his dedicatory "Advent" poem "To Jesus Christ": [T]hat was a secret mystery of the Lord, all a ghostly grace, earth's region it pervaded; there many things became enlighten'd with longsome lore, through life's Author, which ere in darkness had hidden lain, the oracles of prophets, when the Powerful came, he who of every speech the course enlargeth, of those who adequately the Creator's name, through prudent nature will praise.