Definitions

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  • adv. Lengthways; along.

Etymologies

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From Middle English, from Old English andlang ("on length, along, continuously"), from Proto-Germanic *and- + *lang-, equivalent to Old English and- (prefix) + long. More at endlong, along.

Examples

  • ‘He’s but a dumb dog that, ’ observed the Deacon; ‘I have heard that he never could preach five words of a sermon endlang, for as lang as he has been licensed.

    Chapter XI

  • North-Berwick, quhair sche dancit endlang the Kirk-yaird, and Gelie

    The Witch-cult in Western Europe A Study in Anthropology

  • ‘I have heard that he never could preach five words of a sermon endlang, for as lang as he has been licensed.’

    Guy Mannering

  • 'He's but a dumb dog that,' observed the Deacon; 'I have heard that he never could preach five words of a sermon endlang, for as lang as he has been licensed.'

    Guy Mannering, Or, the Astrologer — Complete

  • "Aha!" said the king, laughing, -- for he possessed, as a useful attribute of his situation, a tenacious memory, which recollected every one with whom he was brought into casual contact, -- "Ye are the self-same traitor who had weelnigh coupit us endlang on the causey of our ain courtyard? but we stuck by our mare.

    The Fortunes of Nigel

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