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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of protract.
- adj. Lasting for a long time or longer than expected or usual.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Prolonged; continued.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. relatively long in duration; tediously protracted
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And there was a protracted meeting going on, what we called protracted, big meeting, you know.
U.N. food agencies said Wednesday that 166 million people in 22 countries suffer chronic hunger or difficulty finding enough to eat as a result of what they called protracted food crises.
- U.N. food agencies said Wednesday that 166 million people in 22 countries suffer chronic hunger or difficulty finding enough to eat as a result of what they called protracted food crises.
The general reiterated a theme he's visited repeatedly during public addresses: the nation is engaged in a period of persistent conflict, which he defines as protracted confrontation among state and non-state actors who are increasingly willing to use violence to accomplish their political and ideological objectives.
The two U.N. agency directors, Jacques Diouf of the FAO and Josette Sheeran of the WFP said there is an urgent need for assistance in protracted crises to protect livelihoods as well as lives, because this will help put the countries on a constructive path to recovery.
This very risky gambit resulted in protracted negotiations involving the Pentagon, the National Security Council, the State Department, and the South Korean government, ultimately yielding a new framework for American soldiers to remain in Korea indefinitely.
This may be a function of the fact that offense has historically been a better strategy than defense over any long-term protracted struggle.
Steve Biko, for example, "through his lieutenants was engaged in protracted secret talks with underground representatives of the ANC and PAC in the hope of effecting a united front."
This article traces the contours of a different kind of paradigmatic split, one that results in protracted confluence and contest rather than an immediate absorption of one model by another.
The biggest problem today is so-called protracted refugee situations where people have been living as refugees for decades, for generations and there is no solution in sight for them, Nyberg added.
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