hourslong

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Etymology[edit]

hours +‎ long

Adjective[edit]

hourslong (not comparable)

  1. Alternative spelling of hours-long: lasting for hours.
    • 1940 September 24, “Millions watch legion's parade”, Spokane Daily Chronicle:
      Behind the nation's fighting men of today moved the still-jaunty fighting men of 1917 in an hourslong procession.
    • 2002 February, Peter Mehlman, “Anxiety is funny. Panic is hard”, Esquire, volume 137, number 2, page 58: 
      First-time heart attacks typically occur over a longer period of time, with a slow, sometimes hourslong buildup to the 911 call.
    • 2009 August 13, John W. Barry, “Songwriter's sojourn in Woodstock was not the best of times”, Deseret News:
      He writes prose with a conversational tone suited for a bus driver talking with a lone passenger on an hourslong excursion.
    • 2009 August 21, Katie Zezima, “Leah Squires and Eric Traub”, New York Times:
      As Eric Traub walked Ms. Squires around Cambridge, the two stopped for dinner and dived into an hourslong conversation about their life transitions, social justice, politics and the last decade of their lives.
    • 2009 August 22, Mike Berardino, “Players must also excel in the classroom”, Sun Sentinel:
      Of course, not all veterans are scribbling away madly during those hourslong sessions.

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