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  • adj. held (assumed, proposed, believed etc.) for a long time

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Examples

  • He refers to a long-held idea in esoteric circles of a mystical school of Christianity that was founded by John the Evangelist, based on the secret teachings he had been given by Jesus.

    The Templar Revelation

  • Eisler, a former CIA agent and technology lawyer who gave up the profession to write thrillers, instead chose to break a long-held taboo: self-publishing.

    KansasCity.com: Front Page

  • CHICAGO Reuters - The surprise drop in U.S. corn feed demand this summer may be only the beginning of a year-long reduction as chicken and hog producers break a long-held aversion to blending more wheat into rations.

    Reuters: Press Release

  • Yet the Right seeks to overturn this long-held principle of common law — the right to representation and to have charges tried in court — because they already “know” who is guilty (and dangerous!) without a trial.

    Think Progress » Thiessen’s Inconsistency Undermines Claim That Detainee Lawyers Can’t Be Compared To John Adams

  • Hancock, which has more than 183,000 life policies in force in California, said it agreed to move from a long-held process where the company waits for notice and proof of death to be provided before taking any action, to the process of actively searching public records to see if someone has died.

    Hancock in Settlement Over Death Benefits

  • North Korea repeated its long-held desire for the U.S. to sign a peace treaty that ends the Korean War, underlining the fundamental issue that divides the two countries on the eve of their first diplomatic meeting since 2009.

    What's News

  • SEOUL—North Korea on Wednesday repeated its long-held desire for the U.S. to sign a peace treaty that ends the Korean War of the 1950s, underlining the fundamental issue that divides the two countries on the eve of their first diplomatic meeting since 2009.

    Pyongyang Seeks Peace Pact Ahead of Meeting

  • Procter & Gamble and GlaxoSmithKline , for example, have become more aggressive in efforts to knock Colgate from long-held dominance in crucial markets like Latin America.

    Colgate's Margins to Test Its Pricing Strategy

  • That marked a key moment in the long-running phone-hacking saga, because it suggested evidence that contradicted News Corp.'s long-held contention that phone hacking had been an isolated occurrence.

    U.K. Tabloid's Lawyer Had a Ringside Seat

  • Yet in the maneuvering it appeared another of the president's long-held conditions appeared to be in danger of rejection.

    Obama Debt Ceiling Talks: President Addresses Nation About Debt Limit Negotiations, Economy (VIDEO)

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