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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishlong-distanceˌlong-ˈdistance ●○○ adjective [only before noun]  1 FARtravelling over a long distancelong-distance runnerlong-distance lorry driverlong-distance travel/journey/flight/commuting etc2 long-distance calllong-distance adverb
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long-distanceLong-distance bus service now links the cities.Illiterates have no hope at all of calculating the expense of local service, let alone long-distance calls.It came at last, a huge long-distance coach, with high steps in the doorway.The development of long-distance commerce led to greater cultural contacts between continents.He predicts that at least one in 10 long-distance customers will jump to the regional Bell operating companies, or BOCs.We should therefore seek evidence for long-distance exchange as indications of political alliances and the growth of centralised political organisation.There had been little traffic so far: mostly long-distance lorries.Long-distance phone calls have gotten so much cheaper.Instead, they pay basic long-distance rates, which are the highest rates a residential customer can pay, the study says.A visitor to Keld does not have to be a long-distance walker to enjoy the scenic delights of the environs.long-distance runnerNo one by 1989 could doubt the Prime Minister's stamina as, politically, a long-distance runner.This is the loneliness of the long-distance runner.Even with recent improvements, the air could keep sprinters and long-distance runners wheezing through their events.Occasionally long-distance runners would jog past, chatting quietly, their daily devotions almost done.
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