protracted


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extending tediously beyond a standard duration

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relatively long in duration

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Yes, I am satisfied, marquis, I am satisfied," said Newman, with his protracted enunciation.
It was interrupted by a low, but harsh and protracted grating sound which seemed to come at once from every corner of the room.
I am prepared to agree with our colleague that a protracted stay in Maple White Land is at present inadvisable, and that the question of our return will soon have to be faced.
Archer paused again, and their eyes met in another protracted scrutiny.
Kenge, using his silver trowel persuasively and smoothingly, "that this has been a great cause, that this has been a protracted cause, that this has been a complex cause.
He is fond of pleasure, consistently, I mean, with all his labors, thanks to the youthfulness he still retains; but this protracted youth will disappear at the approach of the first serious annoyance, or at the first illness he may experience.
She recalled his long sad and severe look at those words and understood the meaning of the rebuke and despair in that protracted gaze.
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.
Why, I am sure that some of the Mahars never sleep, while others may, at long intervals, crawl into the dark recesses beneath their dwellings and curl up in protracted slumber.
And to a protracted residence on one of the Pamarung Islands?
I find myself obliged," he said, "to take a journey which may possibly be a somewhat protracted one.
Sheldon plodded on, and decided that the old stereotyped duel was far simpler and easier than this protracted hide-and-seek affair.
Old One Eye was not interested at all, but he followed her good-naturedly in her quest, and when her investigations in particular places were unusually protracted, he would lie down and wait until she was ready to go on.
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.
In similar way, many sons of the Russian nobility played their parts in the earlier and protracted revolution in that country.