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    in the long run
    [ adv ]
    after a very lengthy period of time
    <adv.all>
    she will succeed in the long run


    Long \Long\, a. [Compar. {Longer}; superl. {Longest}.] [AS.
    long, lang; akin to OS, OFries., D., & G. lang, Icel. langr,
    Sw. l[*a]ng, Dan. lang, Goth. laggs, L. longus. [root]125.
    Cf. {Length}, {Ling} a fish, {Linger}, {Lunge}, {Purloin}.]
    1. Drawn out in a line, or in the direction of length;
    protracted; extended; as, a long line; -- opposed to
    short, and distinguished from broad or wide.

    2. Drawn out or extended in time; continued through a
    considerable tine, or to a great length; as, a long series
    of events; a long debate; a long drama; a long history; a
    long book.

    3. Slow in passing; causing weariness by length or duration;
    lingering; as, long hours of watching.

    4. Occurring or coming after an extended interval; distant in
    time; far away.

    The we may us reserve both fresh and strong
    Against the tournament, which is not long.
    --Spenser.

    5. Having a length of the specified measure; of a specified
    length; as, a span long; a yard long; a mile long, that
    is, extended to the measure of a mile, etc.

    6. Far-reaching; extensive. `` Long views.'' --Burke.

    7. (Phonetics) Prolonged, or relatively more prolonged, in
    utterance; -- said of vowels and syllables. See {Short},
    a., 13, and Guide to Pronunciation, [sect][sect] 22, 30.

    8. (Finance & Com.) Having a supply of stocks or goods;
    prepared for, or depending for a profit upon, advance in
    prices; as, long of cotton. Hence, the phrases: to be, or
    go, long of the market, to be on the long side of the
    market, to hold products or securities for a rise in
    price, esp. when bought on a margin. Contrasted to
    {short}.
    [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

    Note: Long is used as a prefix in a large number of compound
    adjectives which are mostly of obvious meaning; as,
    long-armed, long-beaked, long-haired, long-horned,
    long-necked, long-sleeved, long-tailed, long- worded,
    etc.

    {In the long run}, in the whole course of things taken
    together; in the ultimate result; eventually.

    {Long clam} (Zo["o]l.), the common clam ({Mya arenaria}) of
    the Northern United States and Canada; -- called also
    {soft-shell clam} and {long-neck clam}. See {Mya}.

    {Long cloth}, a kind of cotton cloth of superior quality.

    {Long clothes}, clothes worn by a young infant, extending
    below the feet.

    {Long division}. (Math.) See {Division}.

    {Long dozen}, one more than a dozen; thirteen.

    {Long home}, the grave.

    {Long measure}, {Long meter}. See under {Measure}, {Meter}.


    {Long Parliament} (Eng. Hist.), the Parliament which
    assembled Nov. 3, 1640, and was dissolved by Cromwell,
    April 20, 1653.

    {Long price}, the full retail price.

    {Long purple} (Bot.), a plant with purple flowers, supposed
    to be the {Orchis mascula}. --Dr. Prior.

    {Long suit}
    (a) (Whist), a suit of which one holds originally more
    than three cards. --R. A. Proctor.
    (b) One's most important resource or source of strength;
    as, as an entertainer, her voice was her long suit.

    {Long tom}.
    (a) A pivot gun of great length and range, on the dock of
    a vessel.
    (b) A long trough for washing auriferous earth. [Western
    U.S.]
    (c) (Zo["o]l.) The long-tailed titmouse.

    {Long wall} (Coal Mining), a working in which the whole seam
    is removed and the roof allowed to fall in, as the work
    progresses, except where passages are needed.

    {Of long}, a long time. [Obs.] --Fairfax.

    {To be long of the market}, or {To go long of the market},
    {To be on the long side of the market}, etc. (Stock
    Exchange), to hold stock for a rise in price, or to have a
    contract under which one can demand stock on or before a
    certain day at a stipulated price; -- opposed to {short}
    in such phrases as, to be short of stock, to sell short,
    etc. [Cant] See {Short}.

    {To have a long head}, to have a farseeing or sagacious mind.


    Run \Run\, n.
    1. The act of running; as, a long run; a good run; a quick
    run; to go on the run.

    2. A small stream; a brook; a creek.

    3. That which runs or flows in the course of a certain
    operation, or during a certain time; as, a run of must in
    wine making; the first run of sap in a maple orchard.

    4. A course; a series; that which continues in a certain
    course or series; as, a run of good or bad luck.

    They who made their arrangements in the first run of
    misadventure . . . put a seal on their calamities.
    --Burke.

    5. State of being current; currency; popularity.

    It is impossible for detached papers to have a
    general run, or long continuance, if not diversified
    with humor. --Addison.

    6. Continued repetition on the stage; -- said of a play; as,
    to have a run of a hundred successive nights.

    A canting, mawkish play . . . had an immense run.
    --Macaulay.

    7. A continuing urgent demand; especially, a pressure on a
    bank or treasury for payment of its notes.

    8. A range or extent of ground for feeding stock; as, a sheep
    run. --Howitt.

    9. (Naut.)
    (a) The aftermost part of a vessel's hull where it narrows
    toward the stern, under the quarter.
    (b) The distance sailed by a ship; as, a good run; a run
    of fifty miles.
    (c) A voyage; as, a run to China.

    10. A pleasure excursion; a trip. [Colloq.]

    I think of giving her a run in London. --Dickens.

    11. (Mining) The horizontal distance to which a drift may be
    carried, either by license of the proprietor of a mine or
    by the nature of the formation; also, the direction which
    a vein of ore or other substance takes.

    12. (Mus.) A roulade, or series of running tones.

    13. (Mil.) The greatest degree of swiftness in marching. It
    is executed upon the same principles as the double-quick,
    but with greater speed.

    14. The act of migrating, or ascending a river to spawn; --
    said of fish; also, an assemblage or school of fishes
    which migrate, or ascend a river for the purpose of
    spawning.

    15. (Sport) In baseball, a complete circuit of the bases made
    by a player, which enables him to score one point; also,
    the point thus scored; in cricket, a passing from one
    wicket to the other, by which one point is scored; as, a
    player made three runs; the side went out with two
    hundred runs; the Yankees scored three runs in the
    seventh inning.
    [1913 Webster +PJC]

    The ``runs'' are made from wicket to wicket, the
    batsmen interchanging ends at each run. --R. A.
    Proctor.

    16. A pair or set of millstones.

    17. (Piquet, Cribbage, etc.) A number of cards of the same
    suit in sequence; as, a run of four in hearts.
    [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

    18. (Golf)
    (a) The movement communicated to a golf ball by running.
    (b) The distance a ball travels after touching the ground
    from a stroke.
    [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

    {At the long run}, now, commonly, {In the long run}, in or
    during the whole process or course of things taken
    together; in the final result; in the end; finally.

    [Man] starts the inferior of the brute animals, but
    he surpasses them in the long run. --J. H.
    Newman.

    {Home run}.
    (a) A running or returning toward home, or to the point
    from which the start was made. Cf. {Home stretch}.
    (b) (Baseball) See under {Home}.

    {The run}, or {The common run}, or {The run of the mill}
    etc., ordinary persons; the generality or average of
    people or things; also, that which ordinarily occurs;
    ordinary current, course, or kind.
    [1913 Webster +PJC]

    I saw nothing else that is superior to the common
    run of parks. --Walpole.

    Burns never dreamed of looking down on others as
    beneath him, merely because he was conscious of his
    own vast superiority to the common run of men.
    --Prof.
    Wilson.

    His whole appearance was something out of the common
    run. --W. Irving.

    {To let go by the run} (Naut.), to loosen and let run freely,
    as lines; to let fall without restraint, as a sail.

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