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Definitions of length

  1.   size of the gap between two places the distance from New York to Chicago he determined the length of the shortest line segment joining the two points
  2.   continuance in time the ceremony was of short duration he complained about the length of time required
  3.   the property of being the extent of something from beginning to end the editor limited the length of my article to 500 words
  4.   a section of something that is long and narrow a length of timber a length of tubing
  5.   the linear extent in space from one end to the other the longest horizontal dimension of something that is fixed in place the length of the table was 5 feet
  6.   Distance
  7.   To lengthen
  8.   The longest or longer dimension of any object in distinction from breadth or width extent of anything from end to end the longest line which can be drawn through a body parallel to its sides as the length of a church or of a ship the length of a rope or line
  9.   The quality or state of being long in space or time extent duration as some sea birds are remarkable for the length of their wings he was tired by the length of the sermon and the length of his walk
  10.   A single piece or subdivision of a series or of a number of long pieces which may be connected together as a length of pipe a length of fence
  11.   Detail or amplification unfolding continuance as to pursue a subject to a great length
  12.   A portion of space or of time considered as measured by its length often in the plural
  13.   The measure of anything from end to end extent of space or time as the length of a war a given space taken as a measure as two lengths of cloth in a skirt reach at length in full finally
  14.   Lengthily
  15.   Lengthiness
  16.   Quality of being long extent from end to end the longest measure of anything long continuance detail
  17.   Extent from end to end continuance
  18.   Extension from end to end reach extent
  19.   Quantity as of a vowel
  20.   Extent from end to end the longest line which can be drawn through a body long continuance detail distance At length in full at last at the end or conclusion
  21.   The measure of any thing from end to end extent either of space or time distance

Quotes of length

  1. Who apart from the gods is without pain for his whole lifetime's length – Aeschylus
  2. The only thing I regret about my past is the length of it If I had to live my life again I'd make all the same mistakes only sooner – Tallulah Bankhead
  3. There comes a pause for human strength will not endure to dance without cessation and everyone must reach the point at length of absolute prostration – Lewis Carroll
  4. The length of this document defends it well against the risk of its being read – Winston Churchill
  5. So influenced by these advisors and this hope I have at length allowed my friends to publish the work as they had long besought me to do – Nicolaus Copernicus
  6. I think we're doing the right things for the right reasons We're not doing it to sell products We're not doing it to be popular We're doing it because in our judgment these stories are important to do and at this length and this much depth – Bob Edwards
  7. It doesn't use shading but it does use stroke length variations – John Robert Gregg
  8. It is not possible for civilization to flow backwards while there is youth in the world Youth may be headstrong but it will advance it allotted length – Helen Keller
  9. Having proceeded to this length for which they are now ripe we shall have a formidable rebellion against reason the principle of all government and against the very name of liberty – Henry Knox
  10. The length of exposure one minute in sunlight is still too long for the portrait It was fifteen minutes when I first began my work Progress may continue – Gabriel Lippmann
  11. I've done it 30 years I don't know what there is to gain by doing it 40 But I think there is something about doing it over that length of time that says something That's seven U S presidents and five presidents of McDonald's – Don Novello
  12. If you could say of any one individual that the court as an institution is the length and shadow of that individual surely it would be John Marshall – William Rehnquist
  13. I'm not one of these directors so far that wants to have a whole separate director's cut of these things So far they've turned out to be kind of the length that they wanted to be – Jay Roach
  14. For under certain conditions the chemical atoms emit light waves of a specific length or oscillation frequency their familiar characteristic spectra and these can come in the form of electromagnetic waves only from accelerated electric quanta – Johannes Stark
  15. I might go on discussing this subject at great length but after all is said done and written my own book of experiences will best show what these obstacles are and how I managed to overcome them to some extent – Major Taylor

Usage examples for length

  1. You forget my dear sir that she had to pass the whole length of the table after taking the cup before giving it to Mr Brenton ” – From Whose Bourne by Robert Barr
  2. Watch length of time between word I give and his reply – The Window at the White Cat by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  3. They spoke at length – Clear Crystals by Clara M. Beede
  4. At length I was well – Bye-Ways by Robert Smythe Hichens
  5. At length the girl spoke – The Gods of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  6. They do if over three feet in length – 1001 Questions and Answers on Orthography and Reading by B. A. Hathaway
  7. It was a small thing she said at length – The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume
  8. At length Larry came up to me – Paddy Finn by W. H. G. Kingston
  9. “ I don't know he replied at length I give it up – Lodusky by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  10. At length who came – Household Tales by Brothers Grimm by Grimm Brothers
  11. It is many years he said at length since I heard their talk – The Last Hope by Henry Seton Merriman
  12. She however at length found something which she liked better – Mary Erskine by Jacob Abbott
  13. “ No no he said at length quite well quite well – The Star-Gazers by George Manville Fenn
  14. “ A turn in the road at length offered her the opportunity – The White Gauntlet by Mayne Reid
  15. At length they found themselves standing before a rock and wondering what would happen next – Lost in the Cañon by Alfred R. Calhoun
  16. At length he grew tired waiting and came for me – Half a Century by Jane Grey Cannon Swisshelm
  17. Well I have a story to fell you said Quarrier at length – Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing
  18. They paused at length outside their father's door – The Children of Wilton Chase by Mrs. L. T. Meade
  19. At length they were all gone and the house was still – The Dominant Strain by Anna Chapin Ray
  20. You will come with me he said at length – The Cow Puncher by Robert J. C. Stead

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