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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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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.
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.
The archers were dragging the culprits to the gibbets.
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!
"Don't you see, Monseigneur, they are dragging the Grand Pensionary from the carriage, they strike him, they tear him to pieces!"
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.
A New Jersey transit police officer was suspended after he was caught on video dragging an apparently unconscious man across the pavement and punching him in the head, officials said Tuesday. The video, which was posted on social media, was recorded by a woman from Pennsylvania outside the Trenton Transit Center on Saturday night.
"Despite the fact that performers have been 'dragging up' since Shakespearean times, this module is completely unique in exploring the crossing of boundaries in terms of gender and performance.
I found greater success dragging off parallel with the double row (in other words, straight).