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[lawng-ruhn, long-] /ˈlɔŋˈrʌn, ˈlɒŋ-/
happening or presented over a long period of time or having a long course of performances:
a long-run hit play.
Origin of long-run
1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He gains in the long run more applause than the tight-rope dancer.

    The Challenge of the Dead Stephen Graham
  • "Well, I don't know that it will hurt America in the long run," said Pen.

    Still Jim Honor Willsie Morrow
  • Gluck himself was aware that if he was to succeed in the long run, his "Iphignie" must not be left long alone.

  • And they'll win in the long run because right is on their side.

    The Destroyers Gordon Randall Garrett
  • They must never exceed the added benefits of the newly introduced technology in the long run.

    After the Rain Sam Vaknin
Word Origin and History for long run

also long-run, "ultimate outcome," 1620s, from long (adj.) + run (n.), on notion of "when events have run their course." As an adjective from 1804.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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