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- For a long time.
- He went on at length about his supposed qualifications.
- (formal or dated) At last, finally, eventually.
- She led us through the tunnels for some time, until at length we reached a small door in the rock.
- (archaic) In full; without omission or abbreviation.
- 1800, Francis Vincent, United States Register, page 4:
- The proceedings of Congress are not given, since they are inserted at length in the "Congressional Globe;" but the principal bills are noticed under the date of their passage.
- (for a long time): abidingly, duratively, protractedly; see also Thesaurus:lastingly
- (finally): at length, sooner or later, ultimately; see also Thesaurus:eventually or Thesaurus:lastly
- (in full): entirely, fully, whole cloth; see also Thesaurus:completely
for a long time