Thesaurus / protraction

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This was followed by a protraction of the act of breathing, a reddening of the face, efforts to throw off the clothes, etc.

IllusionsJames Sully

Worst of all are the world-wide economic depression and political unrest for which the protraction of the war was responsible.

While I RememberStephen McKenna

I lament the protraction of your father's illness very much, for your mother's sake, and all your sakes.

Records of Later LifeFrances Ann Kemble

Every moment of its protraction seemed still more to unsettle the understanding of his daughter.

Guy Rivers: A Tale of GeorgiaWilliam Gilmore Simms

It was aggravated through the protraction of the voyage by contrary winds from the customary fortnight or three weeks to six.

Sir Walter RaleghWilliam Stebbing

We went yesterday to the shore, and by protraction Rua point was distant thirty-three miles.

This, my Lords, is the kind of damage which he has suffered by the want of witnesses, through the protraction of this trial.

Some very extraordinary instances are related of the protraction of life in snails.

The only great dread is the protraction of life into imbecility or the visitation of lingering pain.

An honourable member (Mr. Grosvenor) had attributed the protraction of this business to those who had introduced it.

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