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The sandwich chain recently had to defend its bread, too, after Ireland’s Supreme Court ruled that, as part of a protracted legal and tax battle, Subway’s hoagie-style rolls did not meet the country’s definition of a staple bread.
SUBWAY’S TUNA IS NOT TUNA, BUT A ‘MIXTURE OF VARIOUS CONCOCTIONS,’ A LAWSUIT ALLEGESTIM CARMANJANUARY 27, 2021WASHINGTON POST
While both companies felt they could have successfully fought the DOJ in court, protracted litigation made the merger route untenable, particularly for a startup like Plaid, which was founded in 2013.
WHY VISA AND PLAID CALLED OFF THEIR $5.3 BILLION FINTECH DEALJEN WIECZNERJANUARY 13, 2021FORTUNE
On December 2, after a protracted disagreement over the release of a research paper, Google forced out its ethical AI co-lead, Timnit Gebru.
“I STARTED CRYING”: INSIDE TIMNIT GEBRU’S LAST DAYS AT GOOGLE—AND WHAT HAPPENS NEXTKAREN HAODECEMBER 16, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
Douglas’s worry was that this scenario would set us up for a protracted constitutional crisis, one without any clear resolution.
SERIOUSLY, WILL HE EVER GO?SEAN ILLINGNOVEMBER 12, 2020VOX
That’s why, if you ask buyers what impact the protracted election has had on the mood of advertisers or if it has affected ad spend, you’ll hear that there hasn’t been much change.
‘THIS IS THE NORM NOT THE EXCEPTION’: WHY MEDIA BUYERS NEED TO PREPARE FOR ISSUES WITH FACEBOOK’S ADS MANAGERKRISTINA MONLLOSNOVEMBER 9, 2020DIGIDAY
During a protracted skinny dipping scene, viewers get to see each actor’s prosthetic penis.
MORE PENISES ARE APPEARING ON TV AND IN FILM – BUT WHY ARE NEARLY ALL OF THEM PROSTHETIC?LGBTQ-EDITOROCTOBER 10, 2020NO STRAIGHT NEWS
These dreamy, Madonna-like beauties are the result of the most severe and protracted study.
WOMEN IN THE FINE ARTS, FROM THE SEVENTH CENTURY B.C. TO THE TWENTIETH CENTURY A.D.CLARA ERSKINE CLEMENT
Now, after a weary march and a protracted fight in the burning sun, some of the men deliberately lay down to die.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
The previous year had seen the English miners beaten after a protracted struggle.
THE UNDERWORLDJAMES C. WELSH
It may be that this my lot may be protracted from month to month, even till I grow grey in my captivity.
MY TEN YEARS' IMPRISONMENTSILVIO PELLICO
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO PROTRACTED

  • boundless
  • delayed
  • diffuse
  • diffusive
  • dilatory
  • dragging
  • drawn-out
  • for ages
  • forever and a day
  • late
  • lengthy
  • limitless
  • lingering
  • long-drawn-out
  • long-winded
  • overlong
  • prolix
  • prolonged
  • protracted
  • slow
  • sustained
  • tardy
  • unending
  • verbose
  • without end
  • wordy
  • continued
  • continuing
  • drawn-out
  • elongated
  • endlong
  • extensive
  • lengthwise
  • linear
  • long
  • long-run
  • long-term
  • longstanding
  • overall
  • prolonged
  • protracted
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