Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who longs or desires.
- n. Nautical, a water-cask of peculiar shape, formerly used for stowing next to the keelson; also, a row of such casks.
- adj. comparative form of long: more long
- adv. comparative form of long: more long
- n. One who longs or yearns for something.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who longs for anything.
- n. a person with a strong desire for something
- adv. for more time
- long (“yearn”) + -er (Wiktionary)
“Sir Asinus, no longer intending for Europe, but satisfied with Virginia; no _longer_ woful, but in passable good spirits; no longer melancholy, but surveying those around him with affectionate regard.”
“Under no circumstances can you afford an automobile or other loan for a term longer than 36 months.”
“Angell agreed to the sentence and prosecutors agreed to drop a motion that would have asked the judge to sentence Angell to a term longer than called for under state sentencing guidelines.”
“Tony Bennett, who first joined Columbia Records in 1950, has been signed to the label longer than any other recording artist in its history.”
“Nobody had a name longer than mine: General Bartholomew Scott Winslow Sheffield.”
“The long wished for amendment of the State constitution, putting our highest tribunal, the Court of Appeals, on a better footing than it had ever been before, making it more adequate, the term longer, and the salaries higher, had been passed, and judges were to be chosen at the next election.”
“If I really wanted, I might make the title longer by putting Biden's name in there.”
“Only Bruno Sammartino, Hulk Hogan, and Bob Backlund have held the title longer.”
“My father-in-law has never taken out a mortgage for a term longer than five years.”
“With that in mind, we have reached the penultimate issue of Jim Butcher's Dresden Files: Welcome to the Jungle, which has a title longer than the run of the series.”
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