Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Drawn out or continued to great length; protracted; prolonged: as, a long-drawn sigh or groan; a long-drawn narrative.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Extended to a great length.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective long-drawn-out

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Examples

  • The weird sound swelled with all the pathos of a breaking heart, then died away in a long-drawn sob.

    The Men of Forty-Mile

  • The familiar, long-drawn howl broke the void, and it was close at hand.

    THE LAW OF LIFE

  • The familiar, long-drawn howl broke the void, and it was close at hand.

    THE LAW OF LIFE

  • I turn zealot and spend myself in long-drawn piaising.

    The Kempton-Wace Letters

  • 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.

    CHAPTER XL

  • And our horses raised their weary heads, scented the air with long-drawn snorts, and for the nonce pulled willingly.

    Chapter 12

  • But hockey observers say this sounds like a long-drawn affair.

    Free Hits

  • But hockey observers say this sounds like a long-drawn affair.

    Free Hits

  • Front Confederation, promised to be long-drawn, whether or not it was successful.

    CHAPTER XI

  • He shook his head reproachfully, while the laughter died down in his throat to long-drawn chuckles.

    Chapter 18

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