PROTRACT's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of protract
Definition:
v. prolong; draw out or lengthen in time
Example:
Seeking to delay the union members' vote, the management team tried to protract the negotiations endlessly.
Sentence in Classic:
Lily, however, was not among them, and her absence served to protract the effect she had produced on Selden: it would have broken the spell to see her too soon in the surroundings from which accident had so happily detached her.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context
She recalled his long sad and severe look at those words and understood the meaning of the rebuke and despair in that protracted gaze.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy Context
I am too well aware that when, in the inscrutable decrees of Fate, you were reserved for me, it is possible you may have been reserved for one, destined, after a protracted struggle, at length to fall a victim to pecuniary involvements of a complicated nature.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
By methods such as these, at one time bringing their wars to a rapid conclusion by invasion and actual defeat, at another wearing out an enemy by protracted hostilities, and again by concluding peace on advantageous terms, the Romans continually grew richer and more powerful.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
Nor would they go through the formal and protracted courtships which good manners had prescribed before the war.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
Thou art condemned to die not a sudden and easy death, such as misery chooses, and despair welcomes, but a slow, wretched, protracted course of torture, suited to what the diabolical bigotry of these men calls thy crime.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott Context
As he listened to him and drank in the sound of his voice, he enjoyed at the same time a protracted pinch of snuff.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo Context
To do things musingly, and by small degrees, seemed, indeed, to be a duty in the Egdon valleys at this transitional hour, for there was that in the condition of the heath itself which resembled protracted and halting dubiousness.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy Context
Here the struggle was protracted, arduous and seemingly of doubtful issue; the Delawares, though none of them fell, beginning to bleed freely, in consequence of the disadvantage at which they were held.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper Context
Shelby, after their protracted discussion of the night before, did not readily sink to repose, and, in consequence, slept somewhat later than usual, the ensuing morning.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe Context