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- n. length
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Greatness of distance; remoteness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Greatness of distance.
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While we were discoursing of India (concerning which I found that, like most globular trotters, he had not been long enough in the country to be accurately informed), enters a third party, who, it so happened, was an early acquaintance of my companion, though separated by the old lang sign of a longinquity.
Inordinate unvaried length, sheer longinquity, staggers the heart, ages the very heart of us at a view.
"You are free," said his friends at last, who had wanted to prove him; "and they showed him the king's order, which he read," says Abbe Arnauld, "without any change of countenance, and as little affected by joy as he had been a moment before by the longinquity of his release."