American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2

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Author: Noah Webster

Lengthy

LENGTH’Y, a. Being long or moderately long; not short; not brief; applied mostly to moral subjects, as to discourses, writings, arguments, proceedings, c.; as a lengthy sermon; a lengthy dissertation; a lengthy detail.

Lengthy period.

No ministerial act in France, in matters of judicial cognizance, is done without a process verbal, in which the facts are stated amidst a great deal of lengthy formality, with a degree of minuteness, highly profitable to the verbalizing officers and to the revenue.

P. S. Murray has sent or will send a double copy of the Bride and Giaour; in the last one, some lengthy additions; pray accept them, according to old customs.

Chalmers’ Political Annals, in treating of South Carolina - is by no means as lengthy as Mr. Hewitt’s History.

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Chicago: Noah Webster Jr., "Lengthy," American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2 in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2 (New York: S. Converse, 1828), Original Sources, accessed January 20, 2019, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=QBU1DS5KFSFNNGU.

MLA: Webster, Noah, Jr. "Lengthy." American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2, in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2, New York, S. Converse, 1828, Original Sources. 20 Jan. 2019. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=QBU1DS5KFSFNNGU.

Harvard: Webster, N, 'Lengthy' in American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2. cited in 1828, An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2, S. Converse, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 20 January 2019, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=QBU1DS5KFSFNNGU.