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Lasting a whole day:‘a day-long seminar’
- ‘This is an intensive day-long course with a difference.’
- ‘What made the vigorous day-long debate so fascinating was that these men were wrestling with how to define the ‘good life’.’
- ‘Brown makes clear that the group is not trying to teach all of journalistic ethics in a day-long seminar.’
- ‘Athy is planning a day-long cleaning blitz, to spruce up the town ahead of the arrival of a number of groups of important visitors.’
- ‘This is the 11 th year in which we are organising a day-long marketplace under one roof for job-seekers and recruiters.’
- ‘The festival culminates with a day-long event at Prince's Island Park on Saturday, August 17.’
- ‘The programme is the first of three day-long television events which will enable people across the UK to speak directly to their political leaders.’
- ‘The day-long get-together of food and frolic has been taking place at the facility three times a year for about the last 15 years.’
- ‘Rescuers of a wild giant panda which wandered into a Chinese city were led on a day-long chase before capturing the animal.’
- ‘On Day Two of this new job, the Fax Machine and I had a day-long duel of wits.’
- ‘Among those helping out with the day-long course will be Wykes' 15-year-old twin children, William and Jane.’
- ‘A fine day was expected to increase the turnout on last year's vote, when day-long torrential rain kept many potential voters home and dry.’
- ‘The Yarn Event is an annual day-long festival focussed on the great Australian tradition of the tall story.’
- ‘Ballina will celebrate St Patrick's Day this year with day-long festivities, culminating with a parade.’
- ‘The day-long seminar is aimed at working professionals, managers, and executives.’
- ‘No, I had to give a day-long deposition, as he did too.’
- ‘Guides from North Yorkshire were among those who took part in the day-long event which was designed to celebrate international diversity.’
- ‘But following a day-long trial at Edinburgh Sheriff Court, she was found guilty by Sheriff Neil MacKinnon.’
- ‘This means the day-long event will provide quality information about how to leverage IT for competitive advantage.’
- ‘The day-long series of events entertaining visitors will transform the museum into London's biggest indoor birthday party.’
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