- Latin protendere, protensum; pro before, forth + tendere to stretch. (Wiktionary)
“It may protend the inability to make real progress once in office.”
“Dai Havard MP: Well I think, you know, Gordon Brown is in a situation where he's almost trying to protend that he's listened to people who have influenced the situation but our actions didn't influence the situation.”
“And what does this decision protend for the constitutional rights of teachers in their classroom speech and in their scholarship?”
“_Carnifici_, which will protend A murdring desolation to that will,”
“They join, they thicken, they protend their spears;”
“Radaronline yesterday, he had a piece up commenting on the real trouble the recent poll shifts protend for Obama over the next 8 weeks.”
“Nay, my dear, I'm sure I don't protend to say that there ain't.”
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