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extending tediously beyond a standard duration

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relatively long in duration

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It is a received and well-founded maxim, that where no other circumstances affect the case, the greater the power is, the shorter ought to be its duration; and, conversely, the smaller the power, the more safely may its duration be protracted.
One evening, however, in the last week of the vacation, he arrived--unexpectedly: for a heavy and protracted thunder-shower during the afternoon had almost destroyed my hopes of seeing him that day; but now the storm was over, and the sun was shining brightly.
Sheldon plodded on, and decided that the old stereotyped duel was far simpler and easier than this protracted hide-and-seek affair.
Having finished my business, and feeling the lassitude and exhaustion incident to its dispatch, I felt that a protracted sea voyage would be both agreeable and beneficial, so instead of embarking for my return on one of the many fine passenger steamers I booked for New York on the sailing vessel Morrow, upon which I had shipped a large and valuable invoice of the goods I had bought.
I should be sorry to have the defense protracted in such a manner as to irritate my red friends there," continued Montcalm, glancing his eyes at the group of grave and attentive Indians, without attending to the other's questions; "I find it difficult, even now, to limit them to the usages of war.
The artifice of neither, however, succeeded; and after a protracted and fruitless interview, Duncan took his leave, favorably impressed with an opinion of the courtesy and talents of the enemy's captain, but as ignorant of what he came to learn as when he arrived.
A peep, and then a long stare; and then a departure from my niche and a straying out into the meadow; and a sudden stop full in front of the great mansion, and a protracted, hardy gaze towards it.
In that memorable struggle for superiority between the rival houses of AUSTRIA and BOURBON, which so long kept Europe in a flame, it is well known that the antipathies of the English against the French, seconding the ambition, or rather the avarice, of a favorite leader,[10] protracted the war beyond the limits marked out by sound policy, and for a considerable time in opposition to the views of the court.
I find myself obliged," he said, "to take a journey which may possibly be a somewhat protracted one.
Moldova supports resolution of the protracted conflicts in the GUAM area, including the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, based on the principles of ensuring respect for international law, territorial integrity and sovereignty of the states, Moldovan Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration Tudor Ulianovschi said in an exclusive interview with Trend.
Due to a protracted economic crisis, intermittent conflict, and weak rule of law, Yemen was already facing chronic vulnerabilities even prior to the escalation of conflict on 25 March 2015.
ISLAMABAD -- The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is organizing a high level panel discussion entitled New Approaches to protracted refugee situations and equitable responsibility sharing here on Wednesday.
TEHRAN (FNA)- The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said, in its annual report titled Fragmented Lives: Humanitarian Overview 2015, that the major drivers of humanitarian vulnerability in Palestine remained unchanged due to Israel's protracted occupation.
JERUSALEM, June 13, 2016 (WAFA) - The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said, in its annual report titled Fragmented Lives: Humanitarian Overview 2015 , that the major drivers of humanitarian vulnerability in Palestine remained unchanged due to Israel's protracted occupation
In her remarks, Ambassador Lodhi also urged the international community not to ignore the world's protracted refugee situations, while underscoring the need to finding lasting solutions.