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See definition of prolonging on Dictionary.com
  • as incontinuation
  • as inelongation
  • as inperseverance
  • as inpersistency

synonyms for prolonging

  • continuance
  • continuity
  • extension
  • perpetuation
  • preservation
  • assiduity
  • duration
  • endurance
  • furtherance
  • increase
  • line
  • postscript
  • production
  • prolongation
  • propagation
  • protraction
  • sequel
  • succession
  • supplement
  • sustenance
  • tenacity
  • augmenting
  • continuing
  • enduring
  • going on
  • increasing
  • maintaining
  • perpetuating
  • persisting
  • preserving
  • producing
  • protracting
  • sustaining

antonyms for prolonging

MOST RELEVANT
  • stoppage
  • cessation
  • end
  • finish
  • halt
  • stop
  • termination
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    How to use prolonging in a sentence

    During the recess the ministers, convinced of the folly of prolonging the war, arranged to go on without Germain.
    THE POLITICAL HISTORY OF ENGLAND - VOL. X.WILLIAM HUNT
    Braceway, recognizing the futility for the present of prolonging this line of inquiry, paused, looking at him thoughtfully.
    THE WINNING CLUEJAMES HAY, JR.
    "Let me see if I get you right, Mr. Albritton," he said, speaking slowly and prolonging the suspense.
    THOSE TIMES AND THESEIRVIN S. COBB
    Her hope was reduced to the prolonging of the service of tea, with Master Gammon's kind assistance.
    RHODA FLEMING, COMPLETEGEORGE MEREDITH
    It was of no use prolonging the scene: George still questioned his judgment in allowing Meta to enter upon it.
    THE SHADOW OF ASHLYDYATMRS. HENRY WOOD
    Holm was a little in doubt how best to proceed now; he was not averse to prolonging the other's awkwardness.
    DRY FISH AND WETANTHON BERNHARD ELIAS NILSEN
    His Lordship (the imported Judge) was late in ascending the bench, unnecessarily prolonging the suspense of the waiting crowd.
    A WOMAN'S PART IN A REVOLUTIONNATALIE HARRIS HAMMOND
    He could do no harm to any one, beyond the moral shame he brought upon his relatives by prolonging his wretched existence.
    GREIFENSTEINF. MARION CRAWFORD
    At nine oclock, or ten at the latest, he would again take up his work with zeal, prolonging it far into the night.
    BOUVARD AND PCUCHET, PART 2GUSTAVE FLAUBERT
    An attitude accentuates a condition or feeling by prolonging its pantomimic suggestion.
    BROWNING AND THE DRAMATIC MONOLOGUES. S. CURRY
    SYNONYM OF THE DAY
    OCTOBER 26, 1985
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    capacitor

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