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all the livelong day

The whole day. "Livelong" comes from the Middle English phrase "leve longe." My hands hurt after sewing all the livelong day. I need a break after watching these kids all the livelong day.
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all the livelong day

all day long. Well, of course you get to feeling stiff, sitting in front of a computer all the livelong day. I'd go crazy if I had to stay at home all the livelong day.
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TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] I have no leisure for retailing The sum of all our hero's parts, But where his genius proved unfailing, The thing he'd learned above all arts, What from his prime had been his pleasure, His only torment, toil, and treasure, What occupied, the livelong day, His languid spirit's fretful play Was love itself, the art of ardour, Which Ovid sang in ages past, And for which song he paid at last By ending his proud days a martyr In dim Moldavia's vacant waste, Far from the Rome his heart embraced.
This assessment justifies Randy Lewis's verdict that 'Moore has earned his uneven reputation as a media gadfly, but here he has landed on an essential truth about [America's] fearless leader, one that hits you in the chest and leaves you gasping for something to happen, some change to come, something that will send this little man back to Crawford, Texas where he can play dress-up cowboy the rest of his livelong days'.
Talking about nightmares ( the Right to Roam looms in the offing and promises to be a bad dream for farmers that will continue to haunt them through the livelong day.
Perhaps she feels a sympathy with the wild, untamed plant; perhaps, as she says, the plant will "make the livelong summer sweet" as the "green wheat passes into gold" (11.
See Nancy Grey Osterud, "She Helped Me Hay It as Good as a Man," in "To Toil the Livelong Day": America's Women at Work, 1780-1980, ed.
For example, Barbara Garson's book first published in the early 1970s, All the Livelong Day: The Meaning and Demeaning of Routine Work (1994), is a classic.
Then figs shall bud, and dove with dove Shall coo the livelong day; Then He shall say, "Arise, My love, My fair one, come away.
By failing to pay closer attention to nutrition, many Americans are saddling their children with a burden they're likely to wear around their waists all their livelong days.
Yet Liberty Valance is not an Edenic parable, even a complex one where the inevitable fall from the grace of the wilderness--which brings with it the capacity for dissimulation embodied by Stoddard's livelong lie, a capacity that neither Doniphon nor Valance possess--is also a fortunate fall into the security of civilization.
Protester Georgene Acosta, a high school teacher who no longer takes the bus but still opposes the increase, broke into song: ``I've been waiting at the bus stop, all the livelong day.
And the people in the bus go up and down, all the livelong day.
Loading all the packages on Pusterpalk's hump, he comforts him with a vision of wandering the livelong day and looking for girls.
should be brought as strange animals at a show, to be gazed at the livelong day by succeeding shoals of gaping folk, struck me as totally unfitting.
How public--like a Frog-To tell one's name--the livelong June-To an admiring Bog
At the time he paid his dues for livelong membership.