LENGTHEN's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of lengthen
v. extend; make or become longer
Moderate drinking may lengthen life, but heavy drinking raises the risk of death.
Sentence in Classic:
As she looked full at me, I saw her face grow sharper and paler, and the marks of the old wound lengthen out until it cut through the disfigured lip, and deep into the nether lip, and slanted down the face.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
Mary was satisfied with the Parsonage as a present home, and Henry equally ready to lengthen his visit.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen Context
Then it lengthened out until it became a yellow line, and then, without any warning or sound, a gash seemed to open and a hand appeared, a white, almost womanly hand, which felt about in the centre of the little area of light.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Below him he perceived two red stars, whose rays lengthened and shortened in a singular manner through the darkness.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo Context
The curly crop has lengthened into a thick coil, more becoming to the small head atop of the tall figure.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott Context
The visit of the Miss Steeles at Barton Park was lengthened far beyond what the first invitation implied.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen Context
Strictly speaking, this horn is but a lengthened tusk, growing out from the jaw in a line a little depressed from the horizontal.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context
What she uttered was a lengthened sighing, apparently at something in her mind which had led to her presence here.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy Context
The lengthened sheet of the Champlain stretched from the frontiers of Canada, deep within the borders of the neighboring province of New York, forming a natural passage across half the distance that the French were compelled to master in order to strike their enemies.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper Context