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Lost or absent for a long time.‘a long-lost friend’‘his long-lost youth’
- ‘I've found a foolproof way to make long-lost friends come out of the woodwork.’
- ‘He'd walked into Hanson's office to be greeted by Oldfield as a long-lost friend.’
- ‘Here you can see reconstructed Inca ruins evoking a long-lost past.’
- ‘As families spread rugs on the grass, or head off to pick fruit, others greet each other like long-lost friends.’
- ‘It turns out it was his day to visit with a few other long-lost friends.’
- ‘A former East Lancashire woman who now lives in Mexico is trying to get in touch with a long-lost friend from Darwen.’
- ‘I was actually put back in touch with my two long-lost half-brothers because of all this.’
- ‘Since his arrival he has been searching for his long-lost relatives and for the next four weeks he will be documenting his search.’
- ‘After some investigation, she becomes convinced the stranger is her long-lost father.’
- ‘Pat spent that evening and night with long-lost friends and had the time of his life.’
- ‘It took Rhea almost an hour to finally locate this long-lost friend and guardian, and she restrained herself from running into the room.’
- ‘Then you can meet your long-lost friend, one who is supposed to be dead.’
- ‘I bet long-lost relatives are already lining up to hail their cousin!’
- ‘We were greeted like long-lost friends and ushered to our table, where we received devoted service for the rest of the night.’
- ‘Since his arrival he has been searching for his long-lost relatives.’
- ‘He promised that once she was well enough they together would go on a search for the long-lost friend.’
- ‘The claimant knows all the things he ought to know, and talks convincingly to the long-lost heir's friends.’
- ‘They are also perfect settings for a reunion of long-lost friends, or a quiet rendezvous of two loving souls.’
- ‘Village children yell the names of the Noronha girls, their long-lost friends.’
- ‘That's why her eldest son, Patsy, was determined to find some link with his long-lost Spanish cousins.’
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