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livelong


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Livelong  \Live"long`\,  a.  [For  lifelong.  Cf  {Lifelong}.] 
  1.  Whole;  entire;  long  in  passing;  --  used  of  time,  as  day  or 
  night,  in  adverbial  phrases,  and  usually  with  a  sense  of 
  tediousness. 
 
  The  obscure  bird  Clamored  the  livelong  night. 
  --Shak. 
 
  How  could  she  sit  the  livelong  day  Yet  never  ask  us 
  once  to  play?  --Swift. 
 
  2.  Lasting;  durable.  [Obs.] 
 
  Thou  hast  built  thyself  a  livelong  monument. 
  --Milton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  livelong 
  adj  :  (of  time)  constituting  the  full  extent  or  duration;  "all  the 
  livelong  day" 
  n  :  perennial  northern  temperate  plant  with  toothed  leaves  and 
  heads  of  small  purplish-white  flowers  [syn:  {orpine},  {orpin}, 
  {live-forever},  {Sedum  telephium}] 




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