Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of prolong.
  • n. prolongation

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Examples

  • These policies — begun under George W. Bush and continued under President Obama — have succeeded mainly in prolonging the agony and delaying a recovery.

    The Housing Bust Lobby

  • And yet, that same quality can work against them in prolonging unjust and insane rule over themselves, because they are more likely to take blame and perhaps see efforts at achieving dreams less possible.

    Belief in Communism, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • There's no need in prolonging the process as if there's some magic rabbit to pull out of her hat.

    Blitzer on Obama: He seemed at ease

  • Obama strategically got to this point and there's no use in prolonging his success!

    Obama about to clinch victory, aide says

  • "I don't see what they're talking about in prolonging this," Rangel added.

    Rangel criticizes Clinton over non-concession speech

  • Some critics accuse him of having a vested financial interest in prolonging the U.S. presence there ....

    12/28/2005

  • It is likely that in prolonging the [Vietnam] war [over the objections of protestors], Kissinger and Nixon demonstrated more real character than do many of our present leaders.

    The Craft and Craftiness of Henry Kissinger

  • I thought about finding a box to put him in, and letting him get comfortable enough to calm down; but then I figured that the poor little fellow had seen enough trauma for one day, and there was no sense in prolonging it just because I wanted to take a picture with his head in it.

    June 3rd, 2005

  • : We are most interested in prolonging the life of our pipes, water heater, fixtures, washing machine, sinks -- everything to do with water and plumbling -- and of course we can do the bottled water -- we would just like to not have to replace major investments quickly.

    Many thanks to Bertil and MK, however, more questions

  • We are most interested in prolonging the life of our pipes, water heater, fixtures, washing machine, sinks -- everything to do with water and plumbling -- and of course we can do the bottled water -- we would just like to not have to replace major investments quickly.

    Many thanks to Bertil and MK, however, more questions

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