Use long-standing in a sentence
having continued for a long time
Of long duration or existence: a long-standing friendship.
- Having persisted for an extended period of time.
- After many years the longstanding disagreement broke into open legal action.
- Having existed for a long time.
- Having been done for so long so as to become convention.
- Long-standing custom calls for referring to the town chairman as mayor, even though we don't have a mayor.