What does the word livelong mean?

Usage examples for livelong

  1. And he sat in his robbed home through the livelong evening, not caring to close his shutters or lock his door, pressing his head between his hands and moaning, till the cold grasped him and told him that his fire was grey. – Silas Marner The Weaver of Raveloe by George Eliot
  2. " There has been so much muttering and whispering and suspecting going on during the whole livelong day that they were positively afraid," said Susy. – The Rebel of the School by Mrs. L. T. Meade