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Prolong meaning

prolong - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. To extend in space or length; as, to prolong a line.
  2. 2. To lengthen in time; to extend the duration of; to draw out; to continue; as, to prolong one's days.
  3. 3. To put off to a distant time; to postpone.
  4. 4. To lengthen out.

prolong - examples of usage

  1. The little eyes receded, and he waited a moment, seemingly to prolong a physical delight in the excitement and suffering of a splendid creature. - "The Crisis, Volume 6", Winston Churchill.
  2. Only by the greatest exertions could she be kept afloat to prolong our lives for a few hours. - "Paddy Finn", W. H. G. Kingston.
  3. " I'm afraid, much as I desire not to prolong this unexpected interview, that I must ask you to explain just what it is that I must keep my hands off of, as you say. - "The Crevice", William John Burns and Isabel Ostrander.
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