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See also: life-long and life long


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life +‎ -long


lifelong (not comparable)

  1. Extending for the entire duration of life.
    They were lifelong friends; they met in elementary school and ended their lives in the same rest home.
    • 2020 January 22, Stuart Jeffries, “Terry Jones obituary”, in The Guardian[1]:
      He studied English at St Edmund Hall, Oxford, and developed a lifelong interest in medieval history as a result of reading Chaucer.
    • 2021 October 20, “Stop & Examine”, in RAIL, number 942, page 71:
      She bought the model as a surprise gift for a friend who is a lifelong HST fan and railwayman, and who will soon be celebrating a milestone birthday.

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