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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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Bain de Boue, Pourquoi, warum, Herr Verwirrung, Do you trick trek so far for Ophir Or Opar or any such other Ophidian Orcades, take a gander At panning for this slipsloshed Solvency, land of bilk and funny Money, dangle jingle jangle In the old pants pocket, when you Already have all the doodah, Dits, dots and crosses, ducks And does, sufficient thereto Unto all the livelong day.
If she made herself miserable the livelong night and day it was only this much to them-'Ah, she makes herself unhappy.' If she tried to be cheerful, to dismiss all care, to take pleasure in the daylight, the flowers, the baby, she could only be this idea to them-'Ah, she bears it very well."7
The Worcester-Nashua train stalled somewhere near the Summit: "In the yard, three engines tugged and slipped and churned the livelong afternoon in a vain endeavor to remove a freight train from the viaduct." The attempt was finally abandoned at dusk.
How dreary to be somebody How public, like a frog To tell one's name the livelong day To an admiring bog When the author of a book with "Mennonite" in the title sells more copies than there are members in the denomination, we might consider her "public, like a frog." Suddenly the writer has gone from a "self" to "authority" to notoriety.
LAUGHS: Smith The space spectacular follows the adventures of heroic Commander Veronica Valiant (Tracey Pickin) and Captain Ruck Bodgers (Brian Lewis) as they battle the Evilix the Frightfully Nasty (Lynda Lewis) and her heavies Livelong and Prosper (Mike and Carol Smith).
10 "I weave, and weave, the livelong day: The woof is strong, the warp is good: I weave, to be my mother's stay; I weave, to win my daily food: But ever as I weave," saith she, "The world of women haunteth me.
While the settler or the policeman has the right the livelong day to strike the native, to insult him and to make him crawl to them, you will see the native reaching for his knife at the slightest hostile or aggressive glance cast on him by another native; for the last resort of the native is to defend his personality vis-a-vis his brother (p.
Tides rushing madly to and fro all the livelong day between rock shores beneath the mountains, their flanks still brown despite summer, as if built out of rusted steel plates from dead ships.
Sin embargo, en la biografia de Nancy mas completa hasta la fecha, Lois Gordon observa "For the next twenty-five years, Nancy and Neruda retained deep feelings for each other, as well as livelong pride in having rescued Spanish refugees" (268).
The narrator reports that Alyosha's wife used to bother him about taking the whole day off: "She'd start in, 'You need to do this, you need to do that, you can't heat up the bania the whole livelong day!'" He would respond, "So what am I supposed to do, cut my soul up into little pieces?" (52)
Two Orange Belt Stage buses full of Camp Fire Girls rolled across the dry, golden hills of California's Kern River oil field, and the big girls in the back of the bus began singing, "I've been camping Yenis Hante all the livelong day" to the tune of I've Been Working on the Railroad.
The beau ideal of a good Christian was one who renounced all his connexions with the world, became deaf to the voice of kindred and of friends, insensible to the sweetest and holiest emotions of humanity, immured himself in a cave or cell, and did nothing the livelong day but count his beads and kiss the crucifix.
Nor, though placed amongst a ruthless crew and every hour passed by ruthless hands, and through the livelong nights shrouded with thick darkness which might cover any pilfering approach, nevertheless every sunrise found the doubloon where the sunset left it last.
It reads: When children play the livelong day Like birds and butterflies, As free and gay sport life away, And know not care nor sighs: Then all the air, seems fresh and fair, Around above, below Life flowers are there, and every where Is innocence and love.
If we see Reading as essential for livelong learning, we would want to read any written text that comes our way.