Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Long as an age; that lasts or has lasted for an age; unending: as, agelong strife.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective lasting through all time; unending.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective lasting throughout all time; eternal

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective lasting through all time

Etymologies

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age +‎ -long

Examples

  • It derives too from the fact that Scripture comes to the hearer as an inseparable part of the total life and wit­ness of the Christian church, and so carries with it the authority of the church's agelong experi­ence and testimony.

    The Bible and preaching

  • It derives too from the fact that Scripture comes to the hearer as an inseparable part of the total life and wit­ness of the Christian church, and so carries with it the authority of the church's agelong experi­ence and testimony.

    Archive 2006-10-01

  • Tifftiff today, kissykissy tonay and agelong pine tomauran-na.

    Finnegans Wake

  • So we answer to the infernal, agelong and eternal order issued from on high.

    Between the Acts

  • Some agelong string had been pulled within her, or she was infected by the emotion of one whom she had always admired and loved, and whom she had hardly ever seen stirred to eloquence.

    Flowering Wilderness

  • The yellow, blinkless eyes, with knife-edge pupils, flashed with the hate of agelong feud as I edged against the wall.

    Tropic Days

  • It was the sound of the agora, the wineshop, the gymnasium, the forum; agelong leitmotif of the lands by the Middle Sea.

    Funeral Games

  • The determinist will speak slightingly of the “sub - jective character” of personal experience and its ex - pressions, the libertarian of the “abstract and diagram - matic character” of causality-constructions; while the agnostic will cite the agelong inconclusiveness of the debate between the two other parties, and the inade - quacy of language as such to the nature of things.

    FREE WILL IN THEOLOGY

  • There agelong she had dwelt, an evil thing in spider-form, even such as once of old had lived in the Land of the Elves in the West that is now under the Sea, such as Beren fought in the Mountains of Terror in Doriath, and so came to Lúthien upon the green sward amid the hemlocks in the moonlight long ago.

    The Lord of the Rings

  • To Merry the ascent seemed agelong, a meaningless journey in a hateful dream, going on and on to some dim ending that memory cannot seize.

    The Lord of the Rings

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