lengthened

[ lengk-thuhn, leng-, len- ]SEE DEFINITION OF lengthened
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Baumberger lengthened his stride, and so reached the spot first.

Slowly, slowly, the bristling ball straightened out and lengthened.

During his illness his hair had lengthened, and his beard had grown.

They stepped forward, lengthened their necks, and tried to see into the cab.

If the health talk is not given the play period is lengthened.

All I could learn was that the nets were lengthened and deepened.

The seconds lengthened into minutes, and the minutes in quarters and into half hours.

Elongata -ate: drawn out; lengthened; much longer than wide.

And again, for days that lengthened slowly into weeks, the work went on.

Minutes lengthened into hours, and still no sound was heard.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from length + -en (1). Related: Lengthened; lengthening. Earlier verb was simply length (c.1300).

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