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See definition of protracting on Dictionary.com
  • as incontinuation
  • as inpersistency

synonyms for protracting

  • 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
  • prolonging
  • sustaining
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antonyms for protracting

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  • stoppage
  • cessation
  • end
  • finish
  • halt
  • stop
  • termination
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How to use protracting in a sentence

Many wonders are related of the effects of abstinence, in the cure of several disorders, and in protracting the term of life.
THE BOOK OF CURIOSITIESI. PLATTS
The uneasiness, which the protracting of this negotiation gave the Prince, threw him into an ague.
THE LIFE OF THE TRULY EMINENT AND LEARNED HUGO GROTIUSJEAN LVESQUE DE BURIGNY
Still he sat smoking and protracting his coffee, and haughtily playing that he was not starving for companionship.
WHAT WILL PEOPLE SAY?RUPERT HUGHES
In regard to the effects of protracting the time spent in repose, many extensive and satisfactory investigations have been made.
A TREATISE ON DOMESTIC ECONOMYCATHERINE ESTHER BEECHER
We are said to drawl our words by protracting the vowels and giving them a more diphthongal sound than the English.
THE VERBALISTTHOMAS EMBLY OSMUN, (AKA ALFRED AYRES)
They thus succeeded in protracting the siege of the town five weeks longer.
THE EMPIRE OF AUSTRIA; ITS RISE AND PRESENT POWERJOHN S. C. ABBOTT
Even this was only protracting their misery, yet all shewed wonderful patience, as their commander gave them a good example.
A GENERAL HISTORY AND COLLECTION OF VOYAGES AND TRAVELS, VOL. 5ROBERT KERR
To this principle may be ascribed the wonderful ingenuity shown of late years in protracting and interrupting negotiations.
KNICKERBOCKER'S HISTORY OF NEW YORK, COMPLETEWASHINGTON IRVING
The disguised knight almost involuntarily looked towards the letter as an apology for protracting his stay.
THE TALISMANSIR WALTER SCOTT
Our pleasures are short, and can only charm at intervals; love is a method of protracting our greatest pleasure.
DICTIONARY OF QUOTATIONS FROM ANCIENT AND MODERN, ENGLISH AND FOREIGN SOURCESJAMES WOOD
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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