Definition of lengthy in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈlɛŋθi
, ˈlɛŋkθi

adjective (lengthier, lengthiest)



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  • He lengthily detailed the intelligence findings he had seen, concluding, ‘These weapons represent an unacceptable threat.’
  • I think it's vitally important we all take a deep breath and prepare to think a little lengthily, a little earnestly, about where we're going.
  • Murray listens to them courteously; then he replies lengthily.


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  • I know that most people seem to only skim my posts, so I really do post just for myself, but I'm feeling all-encompassing today, so I apologize for the lengthiness.
  • Anyway, apologies for the lengthiness of this reply, but the sense of nostalgia is lingering.
  • I apologize for the lengthiness of this description.

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