from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of long duration or existence: a long-standing friendship.
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- adj. Describing something that has existed for a long time.
- adj. Describing something that has been done for so long that it has become convention.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. existing since a time in the distant past.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having existed for a long time
Obama encouraged the government of Bahrain, which he called a "long-standing partner," to lead a "meaningful, inclusive, non-sectarian and responsive" dialogue with its people.
Debby formally sought therapy during and after college for what she called long-standing “eating disorders.”
Rawlings and Sivia, 49, were described as long-standing friends, with police saying the pair had known each other since they were teenagers.
Asked to comment, an Apple spokesman referred to a long-standing policy as outlined by Chief Executive Steve Jobs last October.
Gingrich plans to meet with reporters after the meeting, which Gingrich aides described as a long-standing chat about policy and insisted would not be to announce a White House run.
After passing the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the basic charter, then the Voting Rights Act of 1965, we felt we had broken a long-standing deadlock and that the Senate could be persuaded to go further on issues of race and segregation.
But he also understood the argument for loyalty to a long-standing ally.
Lucas had a long-standing beef about coverage of his films and Jobs was just, well, Jobs - inaccessible unless it was a show he'd fully programmed himself.
The debate over the use of the electrical wires for streetcars has centered on whether the lines violate a long-standing ban intended to preserve the appearance of the federal city.
However, he did not enjoy the editorial policy of being heavily critical of union leaders with whom he had established long-standing relations.