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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of lengthen.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective drawn out or made longer spatially


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  • As the term lengthened the girls were pushed harder and harder by the instructors, and Bess and others like her complained a good deal.

    Nan Sherwood at Rose Ranch

  • As Warren relayed, the homeowner was sophisticated enough to recognize that his interest rate would be doubled and his term lengthened so that he would in fact lose his home sooner and the lender would own his valuable property.

    Veterans Today

  • -- If the appropriation were so given the University would be destroyed and the public school term lengthened a day and a half.

    History of the University of North Carolina. Volume II: From 1868 to 1912

  • The call lengthened into a visit, and as the Baroness finally rose to go, Joy said:

    An Ambitious Man

  • "It moves in lengthened elegiac measure like a song of lamentation for the dead, and is full of lofty scorn" [Herder].

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • -- Sinners even of the worst description are to be admonished even though there may be little hope of amendment, and hence those striking miracles that carried so clear and conclusive demonstration of the being and character of the true God were performed in lengthened series before Pharaoh to leave him without excuse when judgment should be finally executed.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • Chariots and horsemen, men and maidens, the grim visages of age and the dusky beauty of youth, in lengthened procession, with palms, and music, and benediction, in behalf of that early world paid the last tribute to a great and just benefactor, to a builder

    Abraham Lincoln: The Just Magistrate, the Representative Statesman, the Practical Philanthropist

  • The sword lengthened his arm; the spear extended it still further.

    The HurricaneStory

  • Its form was what we may call a lengthened oval, tapering off at the head and tail, which were under the water, only part of the scaly back being exposed to the air.

    The Wizard of the Sea A Trip Under the Ocean

  • He must have been very drunk, for at last the heavy sleep gripped him with the suddenness of a magic spell, and the last word lengthened itself into an interminable, noisy, in-drawn snore.

    Youth And Two Other Stories


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