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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishlong-standingˌlong-ˈstanding, longstanding /ˌlɒŋˈstændɪŋ◂ $ ˌlɒːŋ-/ adjective  LONG TIMEhaving continued or existed for a long time a long-standing member of the committeelong-standing debate/dispute etc a long-standing feud between the two families the long-standing problem of keeping costs down I have a long-standing arrangement with the bank.
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long-standingMotorola has a long-standing agreement to provide at least one week's training to all new employees.Either Mr Putt settle his long-standing and substantial account, or the tailor would take him to the debtor's court.The area is populated by Kurdish rebels who have long-standing grievances against Hussein.A long-standing illness, disability or infirmity was reported by almost a quarter.The problem is long-standing in some industries but is making fresh inroads with the spread of new technology and keyboards.Butcher was outstanding in Sunderland's defence, despite being troubled by a long-standing knee injury.This double-speed elimination of caffeine may explain the long-standing observation that smokers drink more coffee than nonsmokers.GM maintains a long-standing policy of not commenting on market speculation and rumour.The researchers concluded from these two studies that parenting problems were brought about through long-standing problems in social relationships.There was a long-standing tradition of professionalism, which centred around jockeys and pugilists for the most part.Whatever the outcome the long-standing, unwritten code of behaviour that governs relations between ministers and civil servants would be gravely battered.long-standing memberMany paraprofessionals were long-standing members of local communities.
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