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  • Living or lasting a long time.

    ‘we're a long-lived family’
    • ‘the tradition proved remarkably long-lived’
    • ‘Yesterday Aunt M. turned 92, continuing the tradition of long-lived women in my family.’
    • ‘It turns out she's a month older than Mum - these Johnsons are a long-lived family.’
    • ‘Historically my family was long-lived, and I had fully expected to have at least another 20 years of active life ahead of me.’
    • ‘The trees, of medium size, are hardy and long-lived.’
    • ‘Garden irises are hardy, long-lived perennials that need a minimum of care.’
    • ‘Researchers suspect these long-lived seniors are endowed with a genetic resistance to many degenerative diseases.’
    • ‘This is true of all long-lived religions, of course, but in this case the evolution has occurred at a stunning pace.’
    • ‘At the very least, it shakes up long-lived assumptions enough to spark some new thinking on the makeup of planets.’
    • ‘Considerate riding and respect will ensure villagers' hospitality is long-lived.’
    • ‘The flowers will keep going until October on this long-lived plant whose only requirement is a good soaking when the weather is dry.’
    • ‘The balance of nutrients in Japanese food is obviously not too bad, since the Japanese are the most long-lived race on earth.’
    • ‘The district with the largest proportion of long-lived people is the Jing'an District.’
    • ‘The inhabitants of this mysterious place are extremely long-lived and quite small.’
    • ‘In other words, these predators are naturally long-lived, but have a very slow breeding rate.’
    • ‘Sometimes, especially with long-lived plants, you may get to see very little of the result.’
    • ‘The birds are fairly long-lived and will be closely monitored to see if they will mate the following year.’
    • ‘It can be a little slow to establish, but once it settles in it is long-lived and easy to grow.’
    • ‘These families of counts and marquises proved long-lived, and over time played important roles in different regional and urban contexts.’
    • ‘In addition, government cannot finance long-lived public capital expenditures with borrowing.’
    • ‘How much delay in approaching efficiency can be expected from the existence of long-lived buildings on most urban land?’
    lasting, enduring, abiding
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/ˌlôNGˈlivd/ /ˌlɔŋˈlɪvd/