long-protracted love



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  • What the speaker is now considering as a means of resolving the long-protracted debate on health care is putting the two pieces of legislation that deal with health care together so the House can vote on them up or down as one package.

    Procedurally Correct: The House Can Decide How to Enact Health Reform

  • Doesn't Senator McCain have a point resources become kind of a long-protracted decision making process, and maybe it's time to act?

    CNN Transcript Oct 28, 2009

  • THESE events occupied so much time, that June had numbered more than half its days, before we again commenced our long-protracted journey.

    The Last Man

  • And tremble at the long-protracted time. strophe 1

    The Persians

  • After an hour's work of the nature above described she would play the hostess with a genial hospitality, that eased off all the annoyance of disappointment; and then at the end of the evening, she would accept a squeeze of the hand, a good, palpable, long-protracted squeeze, with that sort of "don't -- have done now," by which Irish young ladies allure their lovers.

    Can You Forgive Her?

  • His watchful envy, his long-protracted but sure revenge, his craft, which to vulgar minds supplies the place of wisdom, were his only means of competing with his distinguished antagonists.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 10, No. 263, Supplementary Number (1827)

  • Few of these showed weakness, since they had already triumphed over long-protracted torture.

    Heroes of Modern Europe

  • Then a long-protracted growl, as of massive oaks plucked up by their roots, or the crash of bursting rocks, or the yell of the Titans as they were hurled headlong into the abyss; it mingles with the war of the blast, and the blast swells to a hurricane, and the rain pours down in torrents.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 53, No. 330, April 1843

  • [2] It has often struck me (perhaps erroneously), that the attachment which the great Sully evinced for gardens, even to the last period of his long-protracted life, (eighty-two), _might_ in some degree have been cherished or increased from the writings of the great Lord Bacon.

    On the Portraits of English Authors on Gardening, with Biographical Notices of Them, 2nd edition, with considerable additions

  • I was sitting in my own house listening to the long-protracted roar of the wind, and just when I thought the strong walls could bear no more, there came a blinding flash of lightning which paled the lamps, almost simultaneously with a peal of thunder that made the foundations of the house tremble.

    Heroes of the Goodwin Sands


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