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long-run

[lawng-ruhn, long-] /ˈlɔŋˈrʌn, ˈlɒŋ-/
adjective
1.
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
1900-1905
1900-05
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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
n.

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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