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Protracted, made to take a longer period of time than necessary.
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- adjective (used of speech) uttered slowly with prolonged vowels
- adjective relatively long in duration; tediously protracted
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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.
It took russia longer to bring inflation down because of the drawn-out way in which successive governments reduced their spending.
Gingrich's poll numbers have lagging and the drawn-out contest he previously advocated for increasingly looks like it could be his undoing.
Allowing this drawn-out saga to come to an end sooner rather than later may not be the popular thing to do.
Lucy was curious, too, but not nearly enough to sit through some long, drawn-out lunch and presentation.
De Soto and his captains are probably concluding that this is going to be a long and drawn-out affair.
Amanda greets her with a drawn-out “Hiii!” when she comes in, and hands her a check immediately, then disappears upstairs again.
“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.”
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.