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long time

A lengthy amount of time. We've been waiting here for a long time. When will we be seated? Oh, I've known Holly for a long time—since grade school, in fact!
See also: long, time

long time no see

A phrase used when one encounters someone after having not seen them for a long period of time. Hey, Al, long time no see! How have you been?
See also: long, no, see, time
References in classic literature ?
He remained silent and lay like that for a long time.
For a long time he slept without dreaming, but just before dawn the visions recommenced.
It does not take a long time," said madame, "for an earthquake to swallow a town.
I tell thee," said madame, extending her right hand, for emphasis, "that although it is a long time on the road, it is on the road and coming.
But it has lasted a long time, and it is possible--you know well, my wife, it is possible--that it may not come, during our lives.
When the giant saw him, he called out, 'It is lucky for that you have come, for I have not had anything to eat for a long time.
Oh nobody's a long time Nowhere's a big pocket To put
5 : having lasted or been such for a long time <She's an old friend of mine.
It's been a long time since Harvard-Westlake of Studio City's girls' tennis team lost a Mission League match.
But if you had lived centuries ago, it would have taken a long time to get it--and a lot of patience.
It took us a long time to figure out what a window really is," Granqvist says.
It's a complicated cleanup job and it's taking a long time.
About half were willing to work a long time to understand new ideas or obtain a solution to a problem; slightly more than 50 percent viewed mathematics as mostly memorizing.
I was a huge English Beat fan in high school, and our radio person, who has known Dave Wakeling for a long time, got him to sing "End of the Party" a cappella to us, right there in the parking lot.
Fifty years is a long time in the life of a magazine--more like a century is to a human lifetime.