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Why should I protract a tale which I already begin to feel is too long?
WIELAND; OR THE TRANSFORMATIONCHARLES BROCKDEN BROWN
On the other hand, we are averse to protract the argument by any elaboration of mere details which can be avoided.
But dire political necessity compelled him to protract a conjuncture laden with these terrible results.
Their mission is not rescue, it is only to prolong a struggle, to protract a fate.'
GERALD FITZGERALDCHARLES JAMES LEVER
This appears a strong demand, and one likely to protract the present distracted state of the country.
DISTURBED IRELANDBERNARD H. BECKER
He consented, however, to protract the negotiations to the utmost—to amuse the Persians—and to gain time.
If you will, it may be of service to protract this discussion, to make these propositions as acceptable as possible.
Protectionism on the Continent and in the United States may protract the advent of the inevitable in some degree.
BRITISH SOCIALISMJ. ELLIS BARKER
To protract is to cause to occupy a longer time than is usual, expected, or desirable.
ENGLISH SYNONYMS AND ANTONYMSJAMES CHAMPLIN FERNALD
The boys were secretly hoping that this would prove impossible, that they might protract their cruise on the Brigand.
THE BOY SCOUTS FOR UNCLE SAMJOHN HENRY GOLDFRAP

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