The Greek was deeply affected by these admirable pictures, and took upon himself to explain them lengthily.
Never before in his life had Mark spoken so eloquently nor so lengthily.
Mr. Horbury looked quietly and lengthily at the boy, who stood white and sick before him.
A Conservative speech is as accurately (though perhaps not as lengthily) reported in a Liberal paper as in one of its own colour.
He wrote in the theologian's vein, lengthily and bitterly; his friends listened in silence.
They met halfway down the cement walk and conversed earnestly and lengthily.
Charcoal in hand, he regarded Mrs. Hawthorne quietly and lengthily through half-closed eyes.
They finally arrived in the country of our friend Comogre, of whom I have lengthily spoken above.
I only know that after talking so lengthily he fell into a nine days' silence.
If it had been on the rotation of my crops, I would have answered myself, lengthily perhaps, but certainly con gusto.
This word has been very common among us, both in writing and in the language of conversation; but it has been so much ridiculed by Americans as well as Englishmen, that in writing it is now generally avoided. Mr. Webster has admitted it into his dictionary; but as need hardly be remarked it is not in any of the English ones. It is applied by us, as Mr. Webster justly observes, chiefly to writings or discourses. Thus we say, a lengthy pamphlet, a lengthy sermon, &c. The English would say, a long or (in the more familiar style) a longish sermon. [John Pickering, "A Vocabulary, or Collection of Words and Phrases Which Have Been Supposed to be Peculiar to the United States of America," Boston, 1816]Related: Lengthily; lengthiness.