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Looking back on those lost decades, it is as if everything was leading us to the kind of conflict now seen in Burkina Faso, combining the reality of a protracted war, fueled by terrorism.
ANGELINA JOLIE: WE NEED TO UNDERSTAND THE HUMAN COST OF BURKINA FASO’S REFUGEE CRISISANGELINA JOLIEJULY 8, 2021TIME
Nelson studiously dissected and diagrammed the fish’s muscles and proposed that they protracted and retracted specifically to pull prey down eels’ throats, though he had no proof.
MORAY EELS ENJOY SURF ‘N TURF WITH A SURPRISE SECOND SET OF JAWSCLAIRE MALDARELLIJUNE 22, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
The post Advertisers’ protracted pursuit of cross-media measurement is gathering pace.
ADVERTISERS’ PROTRACTED PURSUIT OF CROSS-MEDIA MEASUREMENT IS GATHERING PACE.SEB JOSEPHMAY 17, 2021DIGIDAY
They’re not able to change the mediation mechanisms, they’re not able to think out of the box and they’re not able to come up with something new—and this just protracts the conflict.
A RUSTING OIL TANKER OFF THE COAST OF YEMEN IS AN ENVIRONMENTAL CATASTROPHE WAITING TO HAPPEN. CAN ANYONE PREVENT IT?JOSEPH HINCKSMAY 14, 2021TIME
While pediatricians and nonprofits such as Healthy Babies Bright Futures say levels in individual baby foods do not pose a significant risk, protracted exposure over time can cause lasting neurodevelopmental disabilities in children.
FDA TO URGE LIMITS ON HEAVY METALS IN BABY FOODS, STARTING WITH ARSENIC AND LEADLAURA REILEYAPRIL 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Rapid ocean acidification and protracted Earth system recovery followed the end-Cretaceous Chicxulub impact.
DAWN OF THE HELIOCENE - ISSUE 90: SOMETHING GREENSUMMER PRAETORIUSSEPTEMBER 16, 2020NAUTILUS
But the growing crops are too cleanly and carefully weeded and too uniformly good to protract the illusion.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
I have again revived, but it is only to protract my course for a little time longer.
THE SHEEPFOLD AND THE COMMON, VOL. II (OF 2)TIMOTHY EAST
With all his skill, the persistent and adroit minister had been unable to protract negotiations longer than the eighteenth.
THE LIFE OF NAPOLEON BONAPARTEWILLIAM MILLIGAN SLOANE
When a dressing is put on, do not remove it, as it will be sure to protract the cure, by admitting the air.
A TREATISE ON DOMESTIC ECONOMYCATHERINE ESTHER BEECHER
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WORDS RELATED TO PROTRACT

  • amplify
  • augment
  • continue
  • dilate
  • distend
  • drag out
  • draw
  • draw out
  • elongate
  • expand
  • extend
  • increase
  • let out
  • make longer
  • pad
  • proceed
  • prolong
  • protract
  • reach
  • spin
  • spin out
  • stretch
  • string out
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