a long time yet


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what is the meaning of the bolded word?
Economic power, however, did not change hands in 1994. As a result , the cost of the years of conflict will be paid for a long time yet - ....
Thank in advance.
  • cyberpedant

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    English USA, Northeast, NYC
    From the O.E.D.:
    5. In reference to future time (see also 2 c, 3 c).
    a. At some time in the future (usually implying ‘though not hitherto’); hereafter; at length, ultimately, before all is over; often with mixture of sense 9 (‘after all’).
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