before long, almost the entire population of Khimki (207,000 people strong) knew of Chirikova and her green movement.
before long, he had picked up a cocaine habit, sharing what he had, and getting his famous friends the drugs that they wanted.
But just as Silver is a harbinger of this world, before long he too may eventually be its victim.
before long, though, he finds himself at the center of a dark, spiraling labyrinth.
before long, the two are naked in bed, sucking each other's blood and having sex.
It might well be, I said, that before long I should legally adopt her.
before long the Athenians began to feel the difficulties of their position.
There was thus formed the nucleus of an army the numbers of which, before long, amounted to 5,000.
before long he had forgotten all about this conversation, and all was as before.
before long, the water around the ship and the monster was polluted with things like that.
"that extends considerably from end to end," Old English lang "long," from Proto-Germanic *langgaz (cf. Old Frisian and Old Saxon lang, Old High German and German lang, Old Norse langr, Middle Dutch lanc, Dutch lang, Gothic laggs "long").
The Germanic words are perhaps from PIE *dlonghos- (cf. Latin longus, Old Persian darga-, Persian dirang, Sanskrit dirghah, Greek dolikhos "long," Greek endelekhes "perpetual," Latin indulgere "to indulge"), from root *del- "long."
The adverb is from Old English lange, longe, from the adjective. No longer "not as formerly" is from c.1300; to be not long for this world "soon to die" is from 1714.
The word illustrates the Old English tendency for short "a" to become short "o" before -n- (also retained in bond/band and West Midlands dialectal lond from land and hond from hand).
Long vowels (c.1000) originally were pronounced for an extended time. Sporting long ball is from 1744, originally in cricket. Long jump as a sporting event is attested from 1864. A ship's long-boat so called from 1510s. Long knives, name Native Americans gave to white settlers (originally in Virginia/Kentucky) is from 1774. Long in the tooth (1841 of persons) is from horses showing age by recession of gums. Long time no see, imitative of American Indian speech, is first recorded 1900. To be long on something, "have a lot" of it, is from 1900, American English slang.
Long (lông), Crawford Williamson. 1815-1878.
American surgeon and pioneer anesthetist who was among the first (1842) to use ether as an anesthetic.