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Having held a position for a long time.‘a long-serving member of the band’‘distinguished and long-serving teachers’
- ‘The Royal Navy could get a new, updated version of the long-serving Lynx helicopter, Defence Procurement Minister Lord Bach has announced.’
- ‘We are not talking about laying off long-serving members of staff.’
- ‘Both have been long-serving clubmen, occupying many of the official club positions over the years.’
- ‘This is a long-serving staff that know him very well.’
- ‘Removal of hierarchies also means removal of organizational careers, in the sense that organizations no longer generally offer an improving trajectory of status and earnings for long-serving employees.’
- ‘He was the last of a generation of long-serving lead anchors on the big three networks.’
- ‘The public sector job cuts have put some long-serving employees out of work, to widespread dismay.’
- ‘Furthermore, from 1978 to 1990 he was the long-serving Editor of the Anthropological Society's journal Mankind.’
- ‘The award was given to her in recognition and appreciation of her efforts and hard work as the station's long-serving receptionist.’
- ‘Watching on, beaming, was her father Ian, the long-serving media officer for the Australian team.’
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