Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a protracted or prolonged manner; tediously.

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  • adjective In a protracted manner

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

  • adverb in a slow, leisurely or prolonged way

Etymologies

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protracted +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Before Jaran could decide if it was Elaina coming home, the letterbox opened, squeaking protractedly and an envelope slid through and fell heavily to the floor.

    Together « A Fly in Amber

  • Three children feuded for his throne so violently and protractedly that Henry, fearing for his life, gave the lance to his more faithful daughter, Agnes.

    HITLER’S HOLY RELICS

  • As Micka has no means to look after it and no experience of empathy, the live plaything meets a protractedly distressing end.

    First novels

  • Three children feuded for his throne so violently and protractedly that Henry, fearing for his life, gave the lance to his more faithful daughter, Agnes.

    HITLER’S HOLY RELICS

  • Hence term limits for Congress may become one of the few exceptions to the rule that when Americans want something, and want it intensely and protractedly, they get it.

    Save Us From The Purists

  • _ -- The alcoholic mother lye from chinamine is evaporated down and protractedly exhausted with boiling ligroine, whereby conchinamine and a small quantity of certain amorphous bases are dissolved out.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 315, January 14, 1882

  • Withal, it may never be gazed upon so fixedly and so protractedly -- no matter how languidly -- with entire impunity.

    The Flirt

  • The word "see" in John 8: 51 means that the believer shall not gaze at death protractedly, steadily, exhaustively.

    The Great Doctrines of the Bible

  • The word "see" in John 8: 51 means that the believer shall not gaze at death protractedly, steadily, exhaustively.

    The Great Doctrines of the Bible

  • The word "see" in John 8: 51 means that the believer shall not gaze at death protractedly, steadily, exhaustively.

    The Great Doctrines of the Bible

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