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Synonyms for dragging

extending tediously beyond a standard duration

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marked by a painfully slow and effortful manner

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Conseil was just dragging, and his net came up filled with divers ordinary shells, when, all at once, he saw me plunge my arm quickly into the net, to draw out a shell, and heard me utter a cry.
The Mexicans excelled at this savage sport; chasing their unfortunate victims at full speed; noosing them round the neck with their lasos, and then dragging them to death!
The archers were dragging the culprits to the gibbets.
Torkar Bar has already placed a great debt of gratitude upon my shoulders," I replied, pointing to the carcass of the creature from whose heart he was dragging his long spear.
But suddenly a storm came on, chromatic scales and diminished sevenths were heard in the orchestra, everyone ran off, again dragging one of their number away, and the curtain dropped.
Another showed to him his bloody hands; for this fellow had ripped open Cornelius and disembowelled him, and was now hastening to the spot in order not to lose the opportunity of serving the Grand Pensionary in the same manner, whilst they were dragging the dead body of Cornelius to the gibbet.
Then the Political Pull looked back upon the good fat carcase of beef that he was dragging to his lair and said, with a discontented spirit:
Some strong hand gripped my shoulder in the thick of the press and was dragging fiercely at me.
Faint and dizzy, I was vaguely aware of a strong arm around my body under the arms, and half-lifting me and dragging me along.
The soldiers were dragging the bodies away from the wheels when it happened.
Now a party of a dozen men came darting through the yard into which the murderer cast fearful glances from his darkened window; dragging a prisoner along the ground whose dress they had nearly torn from his body in their mad eagerness to set him free, and who was bleeding and senseless in their hands.
I found greater success dragging off parallel with the double row (in other words, straight).
An obligation for investors to seriously attempt one or more methods of selling their interest without dragging along another shareholder;
A faster option is to simply type the 1 and hold down the Ctrl key while dragging the Fill Handle.
Our rotating planet's tug on space-time, known as frame dragging, takes place almost exactly as specified by relativity theory, report Ignazio Ciufolini of the University of Lecce in Italy and Erricos C.