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The voyager embarks, and is in all probability confined to his cabin, suffering under the dreadful protraction of seasickness.
NEWTON FORSTERCAPTAIN FREDERICK MARRYAT
This, my Lords, is the kind of damage which he has suffered by the want of witnesses, through the protraction of this trial.
The only great dread is the protraction of life into imbecility or the visitation of lingering pain.
It was evident that we were in a pitfall, and that resistance was only the protraction of a fate which was now inevitable.
It was a protraction only of what is worst in life; it was in no way a completion of what is best in it.
IS LIFE WORTH LIVING?WILLIAM HURRELL MALLOCK
We went yesterday to the shore, and by protraction Rua point was distant thirty-three miles.
Every moment of its protraction seemed still more to unsettle the understanding of his daughter.
GUY RIVERS: A TALE OF GEORGIAWILLIAM GILMORE SIMMS
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
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
Consequently the Cherokee outlet was limited in its western protraction to that meridian.

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