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Harrumph. Wide and broad are not synonyms of long.... --188.8.131.52 22:29, 17 July 2006 (UTC)
- I agree. I'll move them to See also. — Hippietrail 23:16, 17 July 2006 (UTC)
"I won't be long"
Can "long" be considered an adjective in the sense of having taken a long time, ("I won't be long.")? —This comment was unsigned.
- Hmm. If so, I suppose "having great duration" sort of covers this. I had a look in Chambers and they get a bit closer to this by having "extended in time; taking a considerable time". It's interesting that you can say "I won't be long" but not "I was long", nor anything like "That long shopkeeper said he'd be back an hour ago!". Maybe it's just an elliptical form. Equinox ◑ 20:07, 18 September 2011 (UTC)