long before


long before
much time before; a long time past, long ago

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • long — I UK [lɒŋ] / US [lɔŋ] adjective Word forms long : adjective long comparative longer superlative longest *** 1) lasting for a large amount of time It s a long time since I saw Rachel. There was a long pause before he spoke. Many people face a long …   English dictionary

  • before long — adverb in the near future (Freq. 1) the doctor will soon be here the book will appear shortly she will arrive presently we should have news before long • Syn: ↑soon, ↑shortly, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary


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