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  • adjective Operating for a relatively extended period of time.


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  • The French regulator detailed what it called a long-running scheme that pushed up prices for consumers before finally falling apart when the group's interests diverged.

    Dirty Secrets In Soap Prices

  • Ginger White surfaced in bombshell fashion on Monday, telling an Atlanta TV station that she's "not proud" of what she described as long-running sexual shenanigans with the married GOP White House contender.

    NYDN Rss

  • The $500 million would fully fund the state's formula for distributing money to schools only for the 31 low-income districts known as the "Abbotts," referring to the long-running school funding lawsuit Abbott v.

    The Seattle Times

  • One way of zooming in on the religious observance of different generations of American youth is to consult evidence from a long-running study of successive cohorts of college freshmen nationwide, conducted annually by researchers at UCLA ever since 1966.14 Every year this massive sample of young people has been asked if they attended religious services at least occasionally in the previous year—that is, their senior year in high school.

    American Grace

  • In sum, data from this long-running panel study suggest that the current religious divide has cracked open because of both generational replacement and, to a lesser degree, individual change.

    American Grace

  • Most today think of the phrase “law and order” as the title of a successful series of long-running television programs.

    The Conservative Assault on the Constitution

  • Consequently, producers increasingly geared their films to female audiences, including “a long line of motion picture serials featuring female heroines” such as the long-running and enormously popular series What Happened to Mary and Hazards of Helen.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • Pep Boys—Manny Moe & Jack has agreed to be taken private by private-equity firm Gores Group in a deal that values the auto-repair company at roughly $800 million and puts an end to long-running speculation over its future.

    Pep Boys to Be Taken Private

  • The probes—along with long-running problems with financial performance —have angered investors.

    Avon Fires Vice Chairman

  • A Balearic Islands court said Inaki Urdangarin—who is married to the king's younger daughter Cristina—will testify Feb. 6 over a long-running investigation into alleged improper use of millions of euros in public funds for tourism and sports conferences.

    Spanish King's Son-In-Law to Testify in Corruption Probe


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