American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of considerable length, especially in time; extended: a lengthy convalescence.
- adj. Tediously long; drawn-out: a lengthy explanation.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having length; long; especially, of great length; immoderately long, sometimes with the idea of tediousness attached: applied chiefly to discourses, writings, arguments, proceedings, etc.: as, a lengthy sermon; a lengthy dissertation.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Having length; rather long or too long; prolix; not brief; -- said chiefly of discourses, writings, and the like.
- adj. relatively long in duration; tediously protracted
- length + -y (Wiktionary)
“Africa's economy, a process which he described as lengthy, requiring patience and application.”
“He has now parted company with the APS after what he called lengthy consideration.”
“Mason police arrested McSorley in February after what they described as a lengthy investigation.”
“Anna Rhodes changed her last name to match her partner's in what they described as a lengthy and cumbersome process.”
“The £7bn fairness package, drawn up in lengthy negotiations with the Treasury, will have three main elements:”
“If customers can turn to the cloud for processing power on an as-needed basis, will they continue to lock themselves in lengthy contracts that leverage IBM's mainframe technology?”
“I might consider it the next time I happen to overhear my male colleagues engaging in lengthy, convoluted discussions regarding appropriate dress when appearing before female judges, much like the conversations my female colleagues and I have had over the years.”
“Therefore the strength of the “entropic” attack is that it manipulates us to respond in lengthy and dry form.”
“But the Applicants noted in lengthy submissions, invoking several cases including para. 41 of Irwin Toy Ltd.v. Quebec,  1 S.C.R. 927, indicating that expression has both content and form.”
“Balzac considered himself as much a social historian as a novelist, and he delighted in lengthy asides in which he explained the role of women in society or the value of art, or what people thought about bankers in those days, so one was never in any doubt as to how to evaluate his characters or what happened to them.”
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