forlong

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English forlangen, equivalent to for- +‎ long. Cognate with Middle High German verlangen.

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forlong (third-person singular simple present forlongs, present participle forlonging, simple past and past participle forlonged)

  1. To be possessed with longing.
    • 2009, Carol Gilligan, Kyra:
      And then after, forlonged, forlonging, longing without end. I looked at his hands, his fingers long, elegant, the hands of a conductor.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From for- +‎ long.

Verb[edit]

forlong (third-person singular simple present forlongs, present participle forlonging, simple past and past participle forlonged)

  1. (transitive) To keep or continue longer; prolong.
    • 1496, Dives and Paupers:
      They haue leuer to gyue .xx. shellynges to forlonge the soules in payne all a yere.
    • 1999, James Joyce, Finnegans Wake:
      Struggling forlongs I have livramentoed, milles on milles of mancipelles.
    • 2005, Swede Hastings, Creeping Shadows:
      Now certain shadows followed me. Forlonged memories move round From visions inside my head I see [...]
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