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lifelong

adjective
     
life‧long [only before noun]
continuing or existing all through your life:
She became a lifelong friend of ours.
David finally realized his lifelong ambition.
WORD FOCUS: long WORD FOCUS: long
continuing for a long time: lengthy

continuing for much too long: interminable, marathon, endless, long-winded, long-drawn-out, protracted

continuing for a long time and not changing: permanent, lasting, lifelong

when feelings last for a long time: lingering, abiding, enduring, lasting


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long

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