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protracted
used in Jane Eyre

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Definition
relatively long in duration
  • Business now began, the day's Collect was repeated, then certain texts of Scripture were said, and to these succeeded a protracted reading of chapters in the Bible, which lasted an hour.
    Chapter 5 (41% in)
  • Such was the characteristic of Helen's discourse on that, to me, memorable evening; her spirit seemed hastening to live within a very brief span as much as many live during a protracted existence.
    Chapter 8 (75% in)
  • After the Easter recess, Sir George Lynn, who was lately elected member for Millcote, will have to go up to town and take his seat; I daresay Mr. Rochester will accompany him: it surprises me that he has already made so protracted a stay at Thornfield.
    Chapter 17 (41% in)
  • I should wish now to protract this moment ad infinitum; but I dare not.
    Chapter 19 (64% in)
  • I almost wondered they did not check their songs and whispers to catch the suspended revelation; but they would have had to wait many minutes — so long was the silence protracted.
    Chapter 20 (95% in)
  • 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.
    Chapter 29 (8% in)
  • But I feel mine is not the existence to be long protracted under an Indian sun.
    Chapter 34 (72% in)
  • A peep, and then a long stare; and then a departure from my niche and a straying out into the meadow; and a sudden stop full in front of the great mansion, and a protracted, hardy gaze towards it.
    Chapter 36 (40% in)
  • And the man seemed resolved to protract it.
    Chapter 36 (94% in)

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