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Definition the time during which something continues
  • I take zinc tablets to help shorten the duration of a cold.
duration = the time during which something continues
  • More frequent and longer duration exercise is associated with better health.
  • duration = the time during which something continues
  • I've asked Aldous to book me at the same place as the rest of the band, not just for the festival but the duration of the tour.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • So I'm turning my bombsight in for the duration.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Albert Malvoisin, alarmed and impatient at the duration of their conference, now advanced to interrupt it.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • Let there be parades through every city in the land and a gala carnival of three days' duration, consisting of jousts, games, feasts, and follies."
    Norton Juster  --  The Phantom Tollbooth
  • "And then probably back to France, as I'm still enlisted for the duration.
    James A. Owen  --  Here, There be Dragons
  • Indecision had not hitherto been one of Newman's weaknesses, and in this case it was not of long duration.
    Henry James  --  The American
  • You and I will stand here for the duration of the act.
    Lemony Snicket  --  The Bad Beginning
  • And I know it was necessary that you had to cease to exist as my son to me for the duration of the emergency.
    Robert Cormier  --  After the First Death
  • Furthermore, in the absence of your regular duties, I appoint you Eragon and Saphira's guide for the duration of their stay.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • The happy state in which the family had spent the evening, as just recorded, was not of very long duration.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • And compared to the duration of life it did not seem to him slower than an awakening from sleep compared to the duration of a dream.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • "Ah, do keep it to yourself then, for the duration of the journey, and not go bragging, will you?" the young wife cried at him.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • She had come to Chicago for the duration of the fair and was renting a mansion near the mayor's.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • No Patton rushing for the Rhine, no beachheads to storm and win and hold for the duration.
    Tim O'Brien  --  Going After Cacciato
  • You could judge the force and duration of the current by the intensity of Pearce's screams.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • Unlike his brother, Leo XII Loayza had enjoyed a stable marriage of sixty years' duration, and he was always proud of not working on Sundays.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • On one trip that took place in the winter I remember that we each were assigned to a truck for the duration of the problem.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • "Well, every night I'd collect the ashtrays and I'd put them inside of my washing machine for the duration of the night.
    Jill McCorkle  --  Ferris Beach

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