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long-lost

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishlong-lostˌlong-ˈlost adjective [only before noun]  LONG TIMElost or not seen for a long time long-lost treasureslong-lost brother/cousin/friend etc
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long-lostThe bodies of successive generations transport them through time, so that a long-lost character may emerge in a distant descendant.His long-lost cousin was a bit of a shock.The two girls decide instead to opt for a frantic search for their long-lost father.Later on, backstage, I am greeted with enthusiasm, as if I were a long-lost friend or something.But Katrinka is sustained by her search for her long-lost son, and a wardrobe a Vegas showgirl could kill for.But to her surprise the patron and his very large, round-faced wife greeted him like a long-lost son.I felt like Father Christmas as I entered the front door of the cottage to be welcomed like a long-lost son.a long-lost uncleAn ancient apple tree in the clearing has delicious, tart yellow apples of a long-lost variety.long-lost brother/cousin/friend etcBut she was looking at me as if we were long-lost friends.He could not understand the familiarity of the elderly stranger, who gazed at him with the pride of a long-lost brother.Grow a long-lost cousin in Missouri, or something.Later on, backstage, I am greeted with enthusiasm, as if I were a long-lost friend or something.His long-lost cousin was a bit of a shock.
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