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  • For a long time.
  • At last, finally.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prep.
  • n. At the end or conclusion; after a long period. See Syn. of At last, under Last.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a lengthy or prolix manner


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  • She thinks up projects and explains them at length to Anna the typist, who shrinks like a turtle into her worn-out suit every time Tatiana Vasilievna sails into the room.

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  • Keiley spoke at length on several aspects he considered pertinent to the investment:

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  • In the face of stiff odds and heavy fire, Evans, Bee, Bartow, and Hampton had been compelled at length to withdraw to the hill where lived the widow Judith Henry.


  • He had been exchanged at length after he fell into Federal hands at Verdiersville, and had been prompt to return to active duty.


  • David Tucker, the Richmond authority on pneumonia, at length had arrived.


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  • A couple of weeks after the first American bombing raids had begun, the al-Qaeda leader met with Taysir Allouni of Al Jazeera, who interviewed the Saudi exile at length on October 21.

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  • Dick Garnett's men, when they at length gave ground, went far around to the north side of the town.



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