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  • adj. Having persisted for an extended period of time.


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  • All were based in longstanding craft traditions and all changed through exposure to foreign techniques.

    The Creation of Color in Eighteenth-Century Europe

  • Carlyle Thayer, of the Australian Defence Force Academy, said ASEAN leaders 'diplomatic reluctance is consistent with what he called their longstanding policy of "conflict avoidance." "

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • The IIF's two chief representatives left Athens later Saturday, for what their spokesman described as "longstanding personal appointments."

    Talks on Greek Debt Hit an Impasse

  • We're talking about the previous Saturday, when ABC managed to break a longstanding record for the least-watched evening, not including summer reruns, in the history of major-network television.

    Sending An Sos At Abc

  • But it will take much more than one charismatic politician to tackle not only the problem of the “munnezza,” as locals call it, but the broader “Southern Question,” that is, the longstanding structural inequality between northern and southern Italy.

    In Italy, a Billionaire Takes Out Trash - The Lede Blog -

  • I recall a longstanding in-law fight because one relative wore a -- gasp!

    The Little Black Book of Style by Nina Garcia - A Dress A Day

  • The newspaper also said the Public Protector's Oilgate report continued what critics have labelled a longstanding trend of political deference at the protector's office.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Mushwana's report continued what critics had labelled a longstanding trend of political deference at the protector's office.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • I brought people together in a shared vision of environmental preservation to break a longstanding deadlock – and I mean years, not months -- on new shoreline protection rules that will leave an environmental legacy to all of our children.

    Archive 2004-06-06

  • Recalling the longstanding ties between the two countries, she said that it was now important to turn the political goodwill into concrete benefits for the people of both countries.

    ANC Daily News Briefing


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  • "Sadly, the latent hope that politicians will eventually come to their senses cannot suffice as a political strategy. The stark facts of segregation in the American South never put an end to that longstanding injustice; it took an unruly civil rights movement to force change. In this case, presumably less farsighted and more profit-hungry energy companies than the climate-concerned E.On have invested tens of millions of dollars in convincing elected officials and newspaper editorial boards that reducing emissions of greenhouse gases is neither practical nor particularly needed. The operative force at work here is not stupidity, but political power."

    - Mark Engler, Climate Disobedience,, 11 August2009.

    August 12, 2009