Definitions

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  • adjective Lasting several or many years.

Etymologies

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years +‎ -long

Examples

  • Latest on U Street shooting -- Jamal Coates 'death was latest in yearslong crew squabble (Post)

    DeMorning DeBonis: Sept. 30, 2010

  • The decision by the Court of Final Appeal thwarts any hope for the 51-year old to overturn decisions made in the city's lower courts, marking an end to the yearslong battle over one of Asia's great fortunes.

    Feng Shui Guru Is Denied Appeal in Hong Kong

  • MEXICO CITY -- A Mexican federal judge on Thursday rejected a second attempt to extradite an alleged drug trafficker to the U.S., nearly exhausting yearslong efforts by both nations to convict a woman known as the "Queen of the Pacific."

    'Queen Of The Pacific' Sandra Avila Beltran, Extradition To The U.S. Denied Again

  • In recent years, Brazil has attracted a frenzy of investment in part by posting growth rates that far surpassed those in the U.S. But with its ports, roadways and power grid taxed by a yearslong boom, Brazil may be nearing its maximum speed.

    Sizzling Growth Eases in Brazil

  • MEXICO CITY -- A Mexican federal judge on Thursday rejected a second attempt to extradite an alleged drug trafficker to the U.S., nearly exhausting yearslong efforts by both nations to convict a woman known as the "Queen of the Pacific."

    'Queen Of The Pacific' Sandra Avila Beltran, Extradition To The U.S. Denied Again

  • Her third collection for Celine since returning to fashion after a yearslong hiatus continued in the minimalist vein that has become her trademark, but softened it with some ethnic touches.

    Luxury Is A La Mode At Celine, Galliano, Givenchy & Akris (PHOTOS)

  • The government move appears to open a new page in what many Turks see as a running narrative—a yearslong battle for control of institutions including the military, judiciary and police.

    Turkey Seeks Curb On Spy Testimony

  • Despite Mr. Ahmadinejad's defiance to Western governments' attempts to rein in Iran's nuclear program, Iran observers say the country's religious and military establishments have defeated the president in his yearslong effort to increase the stature of his office–a role that holds little formal political power in relation to Iran's ruling clergy.

    Iran Releases Two American Hikers

  • Associated Press Erdogan, shown here on Tuesday in parliament, praised the decision Mr. Erdogan's claims of a "new Turkey" were tarnished on Tuesday by a Council of Europe report that hammered the country's record on the rule of law, criticizing yearslong pretrial detentions and antiterrorism laws as open to abuse by prosecutors.

    Turkey Clears Way for Trial on Coup

  • The trade representative also removed Chinese search-engine operator Baidu Inc. from its list and praised the company for resolving its yearslong battle with the music industry, through an agreement to post links to licensed music tracks from major record labels.

    China Objects to U.S. 'Notorious Markets' Designation for Taobao

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