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- adj. long-drawn-out
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Extended to a great length.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Drawn out or continued to great length; protracted; prolonged: as, a long-drawn sigh or groan; a long-drawn narrative.
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But hockey observers say this sounds like a long-drawn affair.
Front Confederation, promised to be long-drawn, whether or not it was successful.
And our horses raised their weary heads, scented the air with long-drawn snorts, and for the nonce pulled willingly.
A gentle snow drifted straight down through the windless air, while the Elsinore, with hollow thunder from her sails, rolled down on the quiet swells so that the ocean lapped the mouths of her scuppers with long-drawn, shuddering sucks and sobs.
He shook his head reproachfully, while the laughter died down in his throat to long-drawn chuckles.
I turn zealot and spend myself in long-drawn piaising.
The weird sound swelled with all the pathos of a breaking heart, then died away in a long-drawn sob.
The familiar, long-drawn howl broke the void, and it was close at hand.
At this flaming triumph the silence of earth was broken, and ten thousand wolf-dogs, in long-drawn unisoned howls, sobbed their dismay and grief.
The life-sentence will be appealed in higher courts, which could be a long-drawn out episode.