life long

lifelong

[lahyf-lawng, -long]
adjective
lasting or continuing through all or much of one's life: lifelong regret.

Origin:
1750–60; life + long1 (adv.)

lifelong, livelong.
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lifelong (ˈlaɪfˌlɒŋ)
 
adj
lasting for or as if for a lifetime

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lifelong
"continuing a lifetime," 1855, from life + long (adj.).
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