in the long run

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After a very long time; eventually; over a long period of time; more generally.
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If we have learned one thing from the history of invention and discovery, it is that, in the long run — and often in the short one — the most daring prophecies seem laughably conservative. - Arthur C. Clarke.

Submitted on September 01, 2009

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