Long

Long, longer, longest – this very common word is quite straightforward. There were no instances of the present tense of “to long, to feel longing”.

• 1.004 have long clever brown fingers,
• 1.004 that long ago one of the Took ancestors must have taken a fairy wife.
• 1.006 one morning long ago
• 1.006 smoking an enormous long wooden pipe
• 1.007 a long grey cloak,
• 1.007 over which his long white beard
• 1.008 But Gandalf looked at him from under long bushy eyebrows
• 1.023 and laughing long but quietly.
• 1.029 They had not been at table long,
• 1.050 and also a sky-blue one with a long silver tassel.
• 1.078 There lay they long, and many a song
• 1.091 before the break of day start on our long journey,
• 1.092 Poor Bilbo couldn’t bear it any longer.
• 1.092 and that was all they could get out of him for a long time.
• 1.098 Yes, yes, but that was long ago,’ said Gloin.
• 1.106 but how do we know that it is secret any longer?
• 1.106 Old Smaug has lived there long enough now
• 1.113 with a long barrel
• 1.114 as far as the Long Lake.
• 1.115 A long time before that,
• 1.122 Long ago
• 1.123 and they guard their plunder as long as they live
• 1.123 than the far edge of the Long Lake now-a-days.
• 1.135 We have long ago
• 1.140 If you sit on the door-step long enough,
• 1.140 I think we have talked long enough for one night,
• 1.145 It was long after the break of day,
• 2.027 They had not been riding very long,
• 2.043 They were toasting mutton on long spits of wood,
• 2.045 have we had for long enough,” said a second.
• 2.087 and it’s a long way
• 3.010 Tea-time had long gone by,
• 3.027 “It is long enough without watering it.”
• 3.031 They stayed long
• 3.040 and gazed long at it,
• 3.042 a long while ago.”
• 4.002 Long days after they had climbed
• 4.002 and a long.
• 4.011 though everybody knew they could not have been long about it;
• 4.012 and before long they came to a big rock standing out into the path.
• 4.012 in Bilbo’s dining-room that seemed so long ago,
• 4.014 For, somehow, he could not go to sleep for a long while;
• 4.025 as long as it is done smart
• 4.040 Not for a long while did they stop,
• 4.049 It was quite a long while
• 4.049 a long, long, way on into the dark tunnels of the goblins’ realm.
• 4.049 a long, long, way on into the dark tunnels of the goblins’ realm.
• 5.002 for a long while.
• 5.003 in a very dark corner for a long while.
• 5.008 that men have mostly never heard or have forgotten long ago.
• 5.009 I do not know how long he kept on like this,
• 5.012 which he grabbed with his long fingers as quick as thinking.
• 5.012 when they were tunnelling down long ago,
• 5.022 in the long,
• 5.022 long ago,
• 5.036 He had been underground a long long time,
• 5.036 He had been underground a long long time,
• 5.044 after giving him a long chance,
• 5.045 thieving from nests long ago,
• 5.049 I gave you a good long chance just now.’
• 5.050 But when he put his long webby foot
• 5.078 At last Bilbo could wait no longer.
• 5.087 when he could not bear to be parted from it any longer,
• 5.145 but it was a long time before he ventured to try.
• 6.014 they doubted no longer.
• 6.040 and the long grasses between the boulders,
• 6.040 Before long the whole slope above them
• 6.045 The sun had long gone behind the mountains.
• 6.049 a long shuddering howl.
• 6.059 in for long at any time;
• 6.061 (which I am glad to say has not happened for a long while)
• 6.063 And long before that,
• 6.067 as long lines of the wicked folk crept
• 6.087 and wondered if he could hold on any longer.
• 7.005 They did this for a long while,
• 7.014 and then began to march through the long green grass
• 7.022 again as long as you are within a hundred miles of his house,
• 7.024 They still had a long way to walk before them.
• 7.031 and a long low wooden house.
• 7.034 and its two long wings.
• 7.043 it is a long tale.’
• 7.051 So Gandalf gave a long shrill whistle,
• 7.089 and the shadows were long
• 7.090 The best I have heard for a long while.
• 7.096 They sat long at the table
• 7.097 and their singing went on for a long while:
• 7.116 Indeed for a long time they could get nothing more out of him,
• 7.117 ended Gandalf, and he sat a long while silent.
• 7.122 nor did they have to wonder long where he had been or why he was so nice to them,
• 7.126 and twice-baked cakes that would keep good a long time,
• 7.130 By his advice they were no longer making for the main forest-road
• 7.130 where the paths had long been lost.
• 7.130 and would have left them still with a long
• 7.131 and they will have the longer ride to catch you.
• 7.133 and while the shadows were still long they were off again.
• 7.133 sticking up out of the long grass,
• 7.134 and long.
• 7.142 and you will find that out before long.
• 7.144 Before long I expect we shall all wish our packs heavier,
• 7.151 and see the Long Marshes lying below you,
• 8.004 It was not long
• 8.004 long after they were sick for a sight of the sun
• 8.004 and lived at times for long whiles without the light of the sun;
• 8.017 so when he had stared a long while
• 8.017 and on the end of the longest
• 8.033 There they sat for a long while
• 8.033 as if he no longer cared for all the troubles that vexed them.
• 8.039 and before long they were
• 8.042 and it was a long while before he could bear it.
• 8.043 for a long time,
• 8.047 since they started their journey that May morning long ago.
• 8.057 we shan’t remain alive much longer anyway,’
• 8.057 and forwards for a long while,
• 8.059 not for a long time at any rate.
• 8.060 But they had not been lying long,
• 8.071 and at the head of a long line of feasters
• 8.075 and remembered nothing more for a long while.
• 8.078 and he stood a long while wondering
• 8.084 Don’t hang ’em too long,’
• 8.092 and it did not take him long to find a nice smooth egg-shaped one
• 8.093 flinging out their long threads
• 8.104 The worst part of the job was getting up on to the long branch
• 8.106 he thought by the tip of a long nose
• 8.107 (long noses are sometimes useful you see)
• 8.115 But it could not go on for long.
• 8.118 but at last Bilbo felt he could delay no longer –
• 8.120 and throwing down their long clinging threads.
• 8.126 Long after the others had stopped talking
• 8.127 and there was complete silence for a long while.
• 8.145 It was not very long before he discovered;
• 9.002 in a long line,
• 9.007 Long and searchingly
• 9.011 it was a weary long time that he lived
• 9.014 to be angry any longer at his misfortunes,
• 9.014 and had a long whispered talk
• 9.019 to the Long Lake.
• 9.020 where the Forest River flowed into the Long Lake.
• 9.029 and what with their long imprisonment.
• 9.037 Before long,
• 9.058 but before long
• 9.058 and how much longer he would be able to hang on,
• 9.059 The luck turned all right before long:
• 9.060 Before long the barrels broke free again
• 9.061 There was a dim sheet of water no longer overshadowed,
• 9.062 He no longer thought twice about picking up a supper uninvited
• 9.062 he had been obliged to do it for so long,
• 9.064 He was no longer dripping but he felt cold all over.
• 10.003 only the river offered any longer a safe way
• 10.006 the forest-river rushed into the Long Lake.
• 10.006 The Long Lake!
• 10.006 but it was so long that its northerly end,
• 10.018 for it was so long
• 10.027 after our long road
• 10.028 and by long wooden quays with many steps
• 10.028 looking at long tables filled with folk.
• 10.044 and their arrival had turned things into a long holiday
• 10.045 on the last stage of their long journey.
• 11.001 they rowed right up the Long Lake
• 11.004 and before long there was neither bush nor tree,
• 11.004 and blackened stumps to speak of ones long vanished.
• 11.013 They moved their camp then to a long valley,
• 11.013 in long steep-sided ridges
• 11.015 and then at evening began their long climb down.
• 11.020 remembering Bilbo’s words long ago at the unexpected party
• 11.021 The hobbit was no longer much brighter than the dwarves.
• 11.038 Long straight cracks appeared
• 12.001 For a long time the dwarves stood
• 12.002 who has proved himself a good companion on our long road,
• 12.003 though he went on a good deal longer than this.
• 12.004 may your beard grow ever longer,’
• 12.008 from Bag-End long ago.
• 12.014 and his long pale belly crusted with gems
• 12.014 and fragments of gold from his long lying on his costly bed.
• 12.017 while the little hobbit toiled back up the long tunnel.
• 12.019 but up the long tunnel came the dreadful echoes,
• 12.020 especially after long possession;
• 12.021 suddenly lose something that they have long had
• 12.030 unless any one fancies tramping the long open miles
• 12.032 Long he had hunted
• 12.033 for them to dare the long way on foot.
• 12.034 They debated long on what was to be done,
• 12.039 Perhaps before long one or two could be chosen
• 12.060 and eat all the others before long.
• 12.078 Well, I really must not detain Your Magnificence any longer,’
• 12.078 after a long start.
• 12.081 but it was a long time
• 12.096 (long since dead)
• 12.096 shields made for warriors long dead;
• 13.001 they could bear it no longer.
• 13.005 so I will risk a third visit when I am no longer sure.
• 13.010 At length Mr. Baggins could bear it no longer.
• 13.019 from the heart of the mountain long ago,
• 13.031 It was not long before they met Bilbo himself
• 13.033 The dwarves indeed no longer needed any urging.
• 13.034 that had long been silent.
• 13.037 wrought for some young elf-prince long ago.
• 13.039 Long before the dwarves were tired
• 13.040 and we have tempted luck too long!’
• 13.043 were long mouldered or destroyed,
• 13.043 They climbed long stairs,
• 13.044 and Bilbo was just feeling that he could go on no longer,
• 13.051 After their long time
• 13.064 they found long fallen,
• 13.064 and before long came to a deep dell
• 13.064 It was made by the Lake-men for long journeys.)
• 13.067 otherwise we might have had longer warning
• 14.005 It is long since he went North.
• 14.011 Before long,
• 14.018 in long line of Girion,
• 14.018 down the Running River from the ruin long ago.
• 14.041 in those parts for a long age.
• 14.042 he hastened now down the river to the Long Lake.
• 15.010 and their memories are long,
• 15.013 Before long there was a fluttering of wings,
• 15.020 after the long desolation;
• 15.026 had long ago been broken
• 15.031 Before long they could see that both men of the lake armed
• 15.035 and was much like the song they had sung long before
• 15.037 The sword is sharp, the spear is long,
• 15.043 and how long it would be
• 15.049 upon which a dragon has long brooded,
• 15.049 Long hours
• 16.010 may his beard grow ever longer;
• 16.013 But it is long since I watched,
• 16.027 as long as you sit here.’
• 16.029 Before long you will be having snow
• 16.030 a long time ago;
• 17.009 No one spoke for a long while.
• 17.032 Before long the dwarves could be seen
• 17.037 Long will I tarry,
• 17.048 Ere long the vanguard swirled
• 17.049 and most fond of recalling long afterwards,
• 17.051 and beside them came the men of the Lake with long swords.
• 17.053 and the defenders had too few to bar the way for long.
• 17.059 that should have lived yet long ages merrily
• 17.061 It will not be long now,’
• 18.010 and we have looked for you long.
• 18.013 It was not long before Bilbo was set down before a tent
• 18.020 Indeed it was long
• 18.021 The Eagles had long had suspicion of the goblins’ mustering;
• 18.021 It was not long before they had freed the Lonely Mountain,
• 18.033 no longer any question of dividing the hoard
• 18.042 for many a long day.
• 18.043 It was a long
• 18.050 and Bilbo started on his long road home.
• 18.053 At last they came up the long road,
• 19.007 Ere long now,’
• 19.007 for many long years, I hope.
• 19.009 tales of long ago,
• 19.018 Yet even that place could not long delay him now,
• 19.021 There is a long road yet,’ said Gandalf.
• 19.032 And trees and hills they long have known.
• 19.037 It was quite a long time
• 19.038 but he was no longer quite respectable.
• 19.040 and those were extraordinarily long.
• 19.042 that Balin’s beard was several inches longer,

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