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- adj. Protracted, made to take a longer period of time than necessary.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (used of speech) uttered slowly with prolonged vowels
- adj. relatively long in duration; tediously protracted
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Amanda greets her with a drawn-out “Hiii!” when she comes in, and hands her a check immediately, then disappears upstairs again.
De Soto and his captains are probably concluding that this is going to be a long and drawn-out affair.
“It would be worse than embarrassing,” he wrote, “if you should get tied into drawn-out conversations which would in the long run prove unsuccessful.”
Lucy was curious, too, but not nearly enough to sit through some long, drawn-out lunch and presentation.
It took russia longer to bring inflation down because of the drawn-out way in which successive governments reduced their spending.
Allowing this drawn-out saga to come to an end sooner rather than later may not be the popular thing to do.
It is a conflict that continues despite the culmination last week of the first, long, drawn-out stage of Egypt's electoral transformation with the third round of voting for a lower house which will pick an assembly to rewrite the country's constitution ahead of presidential elections.
Gingrich's poll numbers have lagging and the drawn-out contest he previously advocated for increasingly looks like it could be his undoing.
Those are not the moves of an executive embarking on a long and drawn-out rebuilding program.
Ms. Brown cites Boeing's decision to settle with its union and avoid a drawn-out legal battle with the NLRB as "proof" that criticism of the NLRB's intervention by right-wing lawmakers was unethical and a waste of time.
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