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Rapid ocean acidification and protracted Earth system recovery followed the end-Cretaceous Chicxulub impact.
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.
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
I must not protract a tale already far too long, by the recital of my acquaintance with the gallant Twenty-sixth.
To protract the siege was to protract the sufferings of the Heratees.
Despair might protract the contest, but the utter exhaustion of Southern resources was only a question of time.
CAPTURING A LOCOMOTIVEWILLIAM PITTENGER
You surely would not have me protract my child's anxiety and sorrow unnecessarily.
That object, however has failed, notwithstanding, and I do not feel further inclined to protract your sufferings.
VARNEY THE VAMPIRETHOMAS PRESKETT PREST

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