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  • adj. lengthy in duration; extended; protracted.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of prolong.

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

  • adj. relatively long in duration; tediously protracted
  • adj. drawn out or made longer spatially


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  • You have a mindset which is what I call the prolonged opposition trauma, said Kassem.

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  • After a long period of subdued friction on the subject it appears that his endurance of what he called prolonged starvation actually broke down.

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  • She tried to battle through a severe psychosis—in other words, a prolonged bout of madness—without being hospitalised.

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  • Reminding me for all the world of wooden-faced commissars delivering set speeches to "the masses," who from time to time were expected to break out in "prolonged, stormy applause," city officials tried to ensure from the start that no real dialogue would take place.

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  • But it also threatens to leave them in prolonged limbo, stuck in homes they still can't afford and waiting for the foreclosure process to begin anew.

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  • In South Africa, experts are developing plastic bags that dissolve into water and carbon dioxide in prolonged exposure to sunlight.

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  • What we have suffered from, and are now witnessing, is a result of half-hearted efforts that resulted in prolonged, inefficient military and diplomatic efforts.

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  • Rather than let it go, Franken engaged in prolonged bickering with several right-leaning media outlets over how the incident was portrayed.

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  • Bright's is renal/kidney disease and would have resulted in prolonged bouts of damaging and debilitating infections each of which would have destroyed Lydia's kidneys a little more.

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  • The nub of their claim is that the government held them in prolonged and unjustified detention, beyond any period necessary for the enforcement of the deportation laws, and without any sort of hearing to approve their prolonged detention, simply on account of their national origin.

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