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  • v. to prolong, make longer (in time)

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  • v. prolong or extend


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  • Believe me, and leave to the Celadons, such things as sublime talk, beautiful sentiments; let them spin out perfection.

    Ninon de L'Enclos the Celebrated Beauty of the 17th Century

  • Near its precincts Mrs. Brown and the Melbourne trained nurse reigned supreme, and Dr. Anderson came and went as often as he could manage the fourteen-mile spin out from Cunjee in his motor.

    A Little Bush Maid

  • Anything could happen nowit could explode, it could veer off course and crash back to Earth, or head up into the skies and spin out of control.

    George’s Cosmic Treasure Hunt

  • After Clare had returned to Helpstone and Rippingille to Bristol, where he lived for several years, the latter repeatedly urged his poet-friend to visit him, and this is the way in which the amusing rattlepate wrote: ” “My dear Johnny Clare, ” I am perfectly sure that I sha'nt be able to write one word of sense, or spin out one decent thought.

    Life and Remains of John Clare

  • All the existential dread an adolescent lint trap of a brain can spin out got me chomping Flintstones chewables and taking tugs on the Robitussin.

    Life As We Know It

  • How many things I should like to talk about, and which I ought to write about: Bishops Mackenzie and Colenso, the true view of what heathenism is, Church government, the real way to hope to get at the mass of heathens at home, the need of a different education in some respects for the clergy, But I have already by the time I begin to write taken too much out of myself in other ways to grapple with such subjects, and so I merely spin out a yarn about my own special difficulties and anxieties.

    Life of John Coleridge Patteson


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