overlong


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o·ver·long

 (ō′vər-lông′, -lŏng′)
adj.
Excessively long: an overlong play.
adv.
For too long: talked overlong.

overlong

(ˌəʊvəˈlɒŋ)
adj, adv
too or excessively long

o•ver•long

(ˌoʊ vərˈlɔŋ, -ˈlɒŋ)
adj., adv.
excessively long.
[1370–80]
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overlong

adjective
Extending tediously beyond a standard duration:
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overlong

[ˌəʊvəˈlɒŋ] ADJdemasiado largo
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I will not dwell upon the matter overlong, but will tell as speedily as may be of how that stout fellow, Robin Hood, died as he had lived, not at court as Earl of Huntingdon, but with bow in hand, his heart in the greenwood, and he himself a right yeoman.
He wondered if they would remember him--the memory of some apes is not overlong, and two years may be an eternity to them.
Once Tarzan had saved Taug's life; but the memory of an ape is not overlong, nor would gratitude rise above the parental instinct.
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