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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English live long, leve-long, lefe long (as in Alle the lefe longe daye), equivalent to lief +‎ long. Compare Dutch heel den lieven langen dag (all the livelong day), German die liebe lange Nacht (the livelong night).

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livelong

  1. total, complete, whole
    I've been workin' on the railroad, all the livelong day.
    • 1891, I'm Nobody! Who are you?, by Emily Dickinson
      How dreary to be somebody!
      How public, like a frog
      To tell your name the livelong day
      To an admiring bog!
  2. (obsolete) lasting; durable.
    • Milton
      Thou, in our wonder and astonishment, Thou hast built thyself a livelong monument.

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livelong (plural livelongs)

  1. the orpine, Sedum telephium
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