Definitions

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

  • adjective Prolonged; continued.
  • adjective [U. S.] a religious meeting continued for many successive days.

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of protract.
  • adjective Lasting for a long time or longer than expected or usual.

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  • adjective relatively long in duration; tediously protracted

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Examples

  • And there was a protracted meeting going on, what we called protracted, big meeting, you know.

    Oral History Interview with Dock E. Hall, January 7, 1976. Interview H-0271. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007)

  • U.N. food agencies said Wednesday that 166 million people in 22 countries suffer chronic hunger or difficulty finding enough to eat as a result of what they called protracted food crises.

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  • - U.N. food agencies said Wednesday that 166 million people in 22 countries suffer chronic hunger or difficulty finding enough to eat as a result of what they called protracted food crises.

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  • The general reiterated a theme he's visited repeatedly during public addresses: the nation is engaged in a period of persistent conflict, which he defines as protracted confrontation among state and non-state actors who are increasingly willing to use violence to accomplish their political and ideological objectives.

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  • The general reiterated a theme he's visited repeatedly during public addresses: the nation is engaged in a period of persistent conflict, which he defines as protracted confrontation among state and non-state actors who are increasingly willing to use violence to accomplish their political and ideological objectives.

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  • The two U.N. agency directors, Jacques Diouf of the FAO and Josette Sheeran of the WFP said there is an urgent need for assistance in protracted crises to protect livelihoods as well as lives, because this will help put the countries on a constructive path to recovery.

    Food Agencies Warn of 'Protracted Food Crises'

  • The two U.N. agency directors, Jacques Diouf of the FAO and Josette Sheeran of the WFP said there is an urgent need for assistance in protracted crises to protect livelihoods as well as lives, because this will help put the countries on a constructive path to recovery.

    Food Agencies Warn of 'Protracted Food Crises'

  • The two U.N. agency directors, Jacques Diouf of the FAO and Josette Sheeran of the WFP said there is an urgent need for assistance in protracted crises to protect livelihoods as well as lives, because this will help put the countries on a constructive path to recovery.

    Food Agencies Warn of 'Protracted Food Crises'

  • This very risky gambit resulted in protracted negotiations involving the Pentagon, the National Security Council, the State Department, and the South Korean government, ultimately yielding a new framework for American soldiers to remain in Korea indefinitely.

    What Rumsfeld Got Right

  • This very risky gambit resulted in protracted negotiations involving the Pentagon, the National Security Council, the State Department, and the South Korean government, ultimately yielding a new framework for American soldiers to remain in Korea indefinitely.

    What Rumsfeld Got Right

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