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Synonyms for lengthened

drawn out or made longer spatially

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A word is lengthened when its own vowel is exchanged for a longer one, or when a syllable is inserted.
It was very vexatious, and she was heartily sorry for it; but so it was; and so far from now meaning to marry the elder, she did not even want to attract him beyond what the simplest claims of conscious beauty required: his lengthened absence from Mansfield, without anything but pleasure in view, and his own will to consult, made it perfectly clear that he did not care about her; and his indifference was so much more than equalled by her own, that were he now to step forth the owner of Mansfield Park, the Sir Thomas complete, which he was to be in time, she did not believe she could accept him.
He had retained the fine mustache, and the lengthened royale of the time of Louis XIII.
The verse died heavily away, and was lengthened by a chorus, not of human voices, but of all the sounds of the benighted wilderness pealing in awful harmony together.
As the month's visit lengthened into three, it was astonishing what good times they had together.
Then it lengthened out until it became a yellow line, and then, without any warning or sound, a gash seemed to open and a hand appeared, a white, almost womanly hand, which felt about in the centre of the little area of light.
The afternoon was already deepening into evening, and the titanic shadows of the poplars lengthened over a third of the landscape.
At first it was only a minute's chat, but soon his visits lengthened, and before the end of the term we were close friends.
Tess was so wrapt up in this fanciful dream that she seemed not to know how the season was advancing; that the days had lengthened, that Lady-Day was at hand, and would soon be followed by Old Lady-Day, the end of her term here.
Allen's house; and that they should there part with a most affectionate and lengthened shake of hands, after learning, to their mutual relief, that they should see each other across the theatre at night, and say their prayers in the same chapel the next morning.
But often a pause so gained lengthened out until it evolved into a complete cessation from the attack.
The doctors, this time, had no fear for his life, provided that his patience would support him through a lengthened period of the most absolute repose.
They looked like a succession of sharp points lengthened into a tremulous line.
As they ran, their arms turned into legs, their faces lengthened into snouts and their backs became covered with long gray hairs.
The lengthened shadows of the trees, softened as if reflected in still water, threw their carpet on the path the travellers pursued, and the light wind stirred yet more softly than before, as though it were soothing Nature in her sleep.