Long-time

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Definition

(a) longtime (friend): (an) old (friend), (a friend) that one has had for many years
adjective
For our twentieth anniversary, a twenty percent discount will be offered to our longtime subscribers. We consider as longtime subscribers people that have subscribed for 19 years or more.

(I haven't seen you in a) long time: a lot of time has passed since (I last saw you)
idiom

Examples

  • "I've been waiting for this moment a long time."
  • "Founded in 1904 by longtime friends Alberto Dulce and Giovanni Carpaccio, D&C has been controlled by members of the respective families since the founders' deaths nearly 35 years ago."
  • "Delavigne Corp, already considered a maverick in the cosmetics industry for its staunch refusal to use animals in the testing of their products (aside from their controversial volunteer monkeys), hopes to promote ecological awareness among its long-time customers as well as take advantage of a new wave of environmental consciousness among consumers, brought to national attention by the recent bestseller 'Global Warming: It's all your fault'."
  • "Dr. Badguy : Mr. Delavigne, I've been in this business for a long time."
  • "He and his staff were celebrating a birthday or anniversary of some sort,' stated Lonnie Longpants, a longtime airport employee."
  • "to talk until you're blue in the face - to talk for a very long time without people listening to your arguments"
  • "I want to wear something bright today, something loud… Something that says “I'm in charge of my longtime boss who I'm also in love with”."
  • "Donna : Well Lucy, sometimes after a long time being together, adults discover that their relationship is different than it used to be, and they are no longer compatible."
  • "To my right, Terrance Cashman, shareholder, longtime investor and good friend."
  • "now that's a name I haven't heard in a long time!"

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