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 Meanings and Examples of PROLONG
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 v.  make longer; draw out; lengthen
Classic Sentence: (98 in 7 pages)
1  She wavered momentarily between interest in his last words and a feminine desire to prolong the scene with anger and indignation.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLVII
2  She could not remain at Bellomont without playing bridge, and being involved in other expenses; and to continue her usual series of autumn visits would merely prolong the same difficulties.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: Chapter 7
3  To prolong her enjoyment of the sensation she decided to walk; but the distance was so great that she found herself glancing nervously at the clocks on the way.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: Chapter 11
4  She felt an intense longing to prolong, to perpetuate, the momentary exaltation of her spirit.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: Chapter 13
5  In that language he knew so well how to assume, he diverted his comrades from their instant purpose, and invited them to prolong the misery of their victims.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 11
6  However wretched I may feel, I want to prolong the agony as long as possible.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Context  Highlight   In ACT I
7  To prolong doubt was to prolong hope.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXVI
8  Her father invariably spent that day alone in the library; and walked, at dusk, as far as Gimmerton kirkyard, where he would frequently prolong his stay beyond midnight.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXI
9  Hold, sir," said Villefort, "do not prolong this dreadful scene.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 75. A Signed Statement.
10  "And yet they say orphans are to be pitied," said Danglars, wishing to prolong the jest.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 104. Danglars Signature.
11  He revolved a thousand plans by which he should be enabled to prolong the deceit until it might be no longer necessary, and secretly to take his daughter with him when he departed.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 14
12  He mentioned the beauties of his native country and asked us if those were not sufficient allurements to induce us to prolong our journey as far north as Perth, where he resided.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 19
13  He knows that I know too much, and that I must not live, lest I be dangerous to him; my only chance is to prolong my opportunities.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER IV
14  I used to fancy that life was a positive and perpetual entity, and that by consuming a multitude of live things, no matter how low in the scale of creation, one might indefinitely prolong life.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVIII
15  She started, pushed him back with both her hands on his breast, but pushed feebly, and he was able to renew and prolong his kiss.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Turgenev
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIII
Example Sentence:
1  We were having such a good time that we decided to prolong our stay by another week.
2  Two things doth prolong your life: a quiet heart and a loving wife.
3  I was trying to think of some way to prolong the conversation.
4  In their determination to discover ways to prolong human life, doctors fail to take into account that longer lives are not always happier ones.
5  This village needs a deep ditch or channel to run water after a prolonged downpour.
6  If the strangulation is prolonged, which is something that can happen very quickly, death or serious injury can result.
7  They prolonged their visit by a few days.