ELONGATE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ELONGATE
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elongate
 v.  lengthen; extend; make or grow longer
Classic Sentence:
1  How tempting, how very tempting, to let the view triumph; to reflect its ripple; to let their own minds ripple; to let outlines elongate and pitch over--so--with a sudden jerk.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 5
2  She persuaded him not to wear the small bow ties which made him look like an elongated Sunday School scholar.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
3  So, then, an elongated Siamese ligature united us.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 72. The Monkey-Rope.
4  The passer-by who got entangled from the Rue Saint-Denis in the Rue de la Chanvrerie beheld it gradually close in before him as though he had entered an elongated funnel.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 12: CHAPTER I—HISTORY OF CORINTHE FROM ITS FOUNDATION
5  He entered, after having twisted his mustache and elongated his imperial, which always announced on his part the most triumphant resolutions.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 29 HUNTING FOR THE EQUIPMENTS
6  This I felt sure was Eliza, though I could trace little resemblance to her former self in that elongated and colourless visage.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
7  "Now, that's the way with them here, Mr. Pip," remarked Wemmick, turning to me with his post-office elongated.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXXII
8  Two o'clock and the whole corner of the peninsula was blazing with light which fell unreal on the shrubbery and made thin elongating glints upon the roadside wires.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 5
9  The cat, unnoticed, had crept up on muffled paws from Zeena's seat to the table, and was stealthily elongating its body in the direction of the milk-jug, which stood between Ethan and Mattie.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IV
Example Sentence:
1  Under food shortage, the animals might have a strategy in which they elongate life span to increase the total number of offspring produced.
2  A fuzzy photo released Monday - taken from 1.2 million miles away - appears to show the planet as an elongated blob, not a round space rock.
3  They also have a feature known as an elongated crest that anchored the upper arm muscles, a feature unique to dinosaurs.
4  The design of the house had a pleasing symmetry, its oblong shape being picked up in its elongated windows.