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noun as in elongation

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If that was what was in his mind three years ago—it was a masterstroke and one that may end up prolonging his regime.

Portion it out over numerous sittings for no other reason than prolonging its enjoyment.

The outraged Burgundians allied at once with Henry, greatly prolonging the war.

It's not all useless back surgery and unnecessary appendectomies and needlessly prolonging Grandma's death throes.

Ryan was trapped—or trapped himself—into possibly prolonging the war in Afghanistan beyond 2014.

During the recess the ministers, convinced of the folly of prolonging the war, arranged to go on without Germain.

Braceway, recognizing the futility for the present of prolonging this line of inquiry, paused, looking at him thoughtfully.

"Let me see if I get you right, Mr. Albritton," he said, speaking slowly and prolonging the suspense.

Her hope was reduced to the prolonging of the service of tea, with Master Gammon's kind assistance.

It was of no use prolonging the scene: George still questioned his judgment in allowing Meta to enter upon it.


On this page you'll find 128 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to prolonging, such as: continuance, continuity, extension, perpetuation, preservation, and assiduity.

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