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.
But again,'- Kim's face puckered with cunning, - 'he would not make overlong inquiry, lest people should ask: "What has this Colonel Sahib to do with that horse-dealer?
Elsewhere, as I watched this overlong and often tedious extravaganza, I wondered when the organisers will get around to retiring the best presenter award.
For me they are starting to be a turn-off - overlong, over-complicated and underwhelming.
To Barry, the man who thought an overlong novel about a boy wizard in glasses might just sell THANK YOU,' it reads.
To the extent that funerals are for the living, this overlong domestic drama somewhat taxingly allows those gathered to seek their own catharses, rewarding audiences with the patience to unravel this tangled ball of yarn.
A few chuckles, but feels rather like an overlong episode of Friends.
Scarlett Johansson, Dustin Hoffman and Robert Downey Jr put in only the briefest of appearances in this uneventful and overlong drama.
This sequel suffers slightly from being overlong and overloud, but there's still plenty for fans of the first film to enjoy.
In an overlong but passable programme we learned precious little new.