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longish

[lawng-ish, long-] /ˈlɔŋ ɪʃ, ˈlɒŋ-/
adjective
1.
somewhat long.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; long1 + -ish1
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Examples for longish
  • It may be that our current dilemma is another episode in a longish cyclical history.
  • After a longish break to sample the holiday goodies, the speech portion of the meeting got underway.
  • Both have longish tails and wings, which are barred.
  • Few will expect to pick up a longish book on the topic by a non-economist and devour it almost at a sitting.
  • Another is that investment in mining takes a longish time to show effects.
British Dictionary definitions for longish

longish

/ˈlɒŋɪʃ/
adjective
1.
rather long
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