1 I should wish now to protract this moment ad infinitum; but I dare not.
2 Their guest did not protract his stay that evening above an hour longer.
3 Mr. St. John came but once: he looked at me, and said my state of lethargy was the result of reaction from excessive and protracted fatigue.
4 But I feel mine is not the existence to be long protracted under an Indian sun.
5 He cunningly conjectured they were staying away in order to avoid hearing his protracted blessing.
6 The servants thought me gone to shake off the drowsiness of my protracted watch; in reality, my chief motive was seeing Mr. Heathcliff.
7 Nor would they go through the formal and protracted courtships which good manners had prescribed before the war.
8 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.
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9 Mr. and Mrs. 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.
10 Also, long after Nozdrev had ceased to turn the handle, one particularly shrill-pitched pipe which had, throughout, refused to harmonise with the rest kept up a protracted whistling on its own account.
11 She recalled his long sad and severe look at those words and understood the meaning of the rebuke and despair in that protracted gaze.
12 The matter must have been greatly protracted, and they are holding an evening session.
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13 As he listened to him and drank in the sound of his voice, he enjoyed at the same time a protracted pinch of snuff.
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14 But I also know,' pursued the old gentleman, 'the misery, the slow torture, the protracted anguish of that ill-assorted union.