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  • adjective Having been missing or unknown for a protracted period of time.


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  • The long-lost handwritten manuscript of Pearl S. Buck's classic novel "The Good Earth" is set to go on display next month at the late author's home outside Philadelphia.

    Lost pages of Buck's 'Good Earth' return to PA

  • To the people of Atlantis she is Princess Naia, half-mortal daughter of the Oceanid Queen Metis and her long-lost human consort.

    The Legion of American Watchers

  • As founding Peas, me, Apl, and Will had been tight since way back, and in walked this stranger from Hacienda Heights who fit in like some long-lost relative, and she was sexy without being catty, confident without being arrogant, strong without being over-domineering, and tomboyish without losing her femininity.

    Fallin’ Up

  • Largely considered the heart and soul of recreational London, the Strand was where one could discover just about anyone – including a long-lost brother, as an American visitor was shocked and happy to find in 1913.

    Promenades Through London: The Strand | Edwardian Promenade

  • The girl in the painting was still my long-lost twin.


  • When she picked up and I told her who I was, her reaction was as if she was the long-lost relative.

    Fallin’ Up

  • The one person not around was Eddie—my long-lost half-brother.

    Fallin’ Up

  • The girl in the painting was still my long-lost twin.


  • Though they were simple office notes, to me they seemed like old letters from a long-lost love.


  • Bush wins re-election and Ms. Garver writes a letter in Space News reaffirming her long-lost love for VSE.

    New NASA Admin Rumors - NASA Watch


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