Definition of prolonged

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1. Relatively long in duration; tediously protracted.
A drawn-out argument.
An extended discussion.
A lengthy visit from her mother-in-law.
A prolonged and bitter struggle.
Protracted negotiations.
2. Drawn out or made longer spatially.
Picasso's elongated Don Quixote.
Lengthened skirts are fashionable this year.
The extended airport runways can accommodate larger planes.
A prolonged black line across the page.
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Neither the mechanic nor the driver were dead, and, after a rather prolonged unconsciousness, they came back to themselves.
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When Passepartout heard what this last voyage was going to cost, he uttered a prolonged “Oh!”
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"Well, I don’t know if there is anything in particular," said Mrs. Meserve, prolonging the suspense.
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Often, on returning home from one of those mysterious and prolonged absences that gave rise to such strange conjecture among those who were his friends, or thought that they were so,
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There is no good in prolonging this scene.
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“Well, I don’t know if there is anything in particular,” said Mrs. Meserve, prolonging the suspense.
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A heat wave is a prolonged period of excessive heat, and can occur in both humid and dry regions.
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and announcing its presence by prolonged whistling. In some stations appeared young girls clad in white with cockades and pennants on their breasts. Day and night they were there, in relays,
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All had been said. Irretrievable words came between the two like an obstacle momentarily increasing in size, impelling them in opposite directions. Why prolong the painful interview?
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Analysts say the cuts will mean that U.S. could defend itself against any adversary, but that its army will be too small for prolonged operations abroad.
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