Usage examples for lengthy

  1. The talk was lengthy but very interesting. – Free from School by Rahul Alvares
  2. After a rather lengthy conversation, the guardian of the peace turned to the watchman. – Cap'n Warren's Wards by Joseph C. Lincoln
  3. In spite of his weariness, Burke's preparations for bed were both lengthy and luxurious- he had forgotten what absolute content lay in plenty of space, towels, and hot water, to say nothing of soap that was in its proper place, and did not have to be fished out of a baby- basket or a kitchen sink. – The Road to Understanding by Eleanor H. Porter
  4. But those two miles appeared more lengthy than the whole journey. – Roughing it in the Bush by Susanna Moodie
  5. This phase of the subject is too well known to require lengthy consideration in this book, and is more properly the subject of the many books devoted to this special phase of mental power. – Genuine Mediumship or The Invisible Powers by Bhakta Vishita
  6. Although the subject is too involved for any lengthy discussion here, a few points bearing on the nature of the Trust deserve attention. – Problems of Poverty by John A. Hobson
  7. " That, gentlemen, is my exact financial position, as far as I know it," said John Royce Pederstone, after a lengthy explanation. – The Spoilers of the Valley by Robert Watson
  8. It seems to me that as explanations may be lengthy and this room is very cold, we would do well to go up to my room, where there is a fire. – Seven Keys to Baldpate by Earl Derr Biggers
  9. " I wish I had a way to get into Corbin," she remarked when he had finished his lengthy account. – Danger at the Drawbridge by Mildred A. Wirt
  10. He was approached by two men at the Tuileries, who proposed to him, after a rather lengthy conversation regarding his poverty, to free himself from his distress by obtaining admission, under favour of his skill in painting, into Lecouvreur's house, and persuading her to eat some lozenges, which would be given him. – Queens of the French Stage by H. Noel Williams
  11. The work already on his hands would occupy him for some time, and a lengthy absence might prejudice him with Helen. – The Girl From Keller's Sadie's Conquest by Harold Bindloss
  12. He had about concluded a lengthy discourse as to the management of boys, bad boys in particular, and as usual concluded by relating for the hundredth time, how he managed his boys. – Watch Yourself Go By by Al. G. Field
  13. It grew upon his hands into a lengthy and elaborate work. – Fletcher of Madeley by Frederic W. Macdonald
  14. And yet the result is always the same in the end; when he has finished his lengthy research among the furniture of the lives that are to be evoked, he has created a scene in which action will move as rapidly as he chooses, without losing any of its due emphasis. – The Craft of Fiction by Percy Lubbock
  15. After a lengthy examination, he pushed the box back with a firm hand. – Andrea Delfin by Paul Heyse
  16. Those who were able to stand against the fatigue, were hardy enough to stand against anything; and, in order to give them the benefit of a lengthy training, he refused to accept battle until a convenient opportunity. – The Comic History of Rome by Gilbert Abbott Becket
  17. This place of his is not prepared for a lengthy or luxurious residence; but as I have said, there is a house. – It Happened in Egypt by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson