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longstanding

[lawng-stan-ding, long-] /ˈlɔŋˈstæn dɪŋ, ˈlɒŋ-/
adjective
1.
existing or occurring for a long time:
a longstanding feud.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; long1 + standing
Synonyms
enduring, lasting, long-lasting.
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  • The new measurement technique may also help address many longstanding puzzles in plate tectonics.
  • Salving these longstanding wounds won't be easy, as mistrust and animosity have grown over the years.
  • The magma-depth discovery may settle a longstanding debate.
  • Such trade in animals is a longstanding practice that is technically illegal but quite loosely enforced.
  • Some say that reflects the country's longstanding cultural supremacy in the region.
  • Yet this relationship masks longstanding technological and practical differences between still and moving-image cameras.
  • He even reiterated his own personal longstanding disagreement with state-sanctioned killing.
  • But now the spill has raised questions about whether this longstanding agricultural practice is environmentally sound.
  • It's been a longstanding principle in design, and has been applied to many other things.
  • Great fame accompanies those who make big new discoveries which overturn longstanding results.
Word Origin and History for longstanding

also long-standing, c.1600 (n.), 1814 (adj.), from long (adj.) + standing.

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