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Definition of "long-standing" []

  • Of long duration or existence: a long-standing friendship. (adjective)
  • Existing or in effect for a long time (adjective)

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Use "long-standing" in a sentence
  • "Obama encouraged the government of Bahrain, which he called a "long-standing partner," to lead a "meaningful, inclusive, non-sectarian and responsive" dialogue with its people."
  • "Debby formally sought therapy during and after college for what she called long-standing “eating disorders.”"
  • "Rawlings and Sivia, 49, were described as long-standing friends, with police saying the pair had known each other since they were teenagers."