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protracted
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Wuthering Heights
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  • He cunningly conjectured they were staying away in order to avoid hearing his protracted blessing.
  • Their guest did not protract his stay that evening above an hour longer.
  • The servants thought me gone to shake off the drowsiness of my protracted watch; in reality, my chief motive was seeing Mr. Heathcliff.
  • ’He’s younger than I,’ she answered, after a protracted pause of meditation, ’and he ought to live the longest: he will — he must live as long as I do.
  • I vainly reminded him of his protracted abstinence from food: if he stirred to touch anything in compliance with my entreaties, if he stretched his hand out to get a piece of bread, his fingers clenched before they reached it, and remained on the table, forgetful of their aim.

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  • protracted negotiations
  • bring an end to the protracted war between the countries

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