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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Long \Long\, verb (used without an object) [imp. & p. p. {Longed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Longing}.] [AS. langian to increase, to lengthen, to stretch out the mind after, to long, to crave, to belong to, fr. lang long. See {Long}, adjective]

1. To feel a strong or morbid desire or craving; to wish for something with eagerness; -- followed by an infinitive, or by for or after.

I long to see you. --Rom. i. 11.

I have longed after thy precepts. --Ps. cxix. 40.

I have longed for thy salvation. --Ps. cxix. 174.

Nicomedes, longing for herrings, was supplied with fresh ones . . . at a great distance from the sea. --Arbuthnot.

2. To belong; -- used with to, unto, or for. [Obs.]

The labor which that longeth unto me. --Chaucer.


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