Definition: lengthen; extend; draw out
Definition: lengthen; extend; draw out
Sentences Containing 'prolong'
We seldom consider what life would be without our wonderful methods of illumination which turn night into day, and prolong the hours of work and pleasure.
As I talked merely to get a chance to inspect; and as I strung out the random rubbish solely to prolong the inspection, I judged it but decent to confess these low motives, and I did so.
``Hold, sir,''said Villefort,``do not prolong this dreadful scene.
``And yet they say orphans are to be pitied,''said Danglars, wishing to prolong the jest.
``Oh, I entreat you,''exclaimed Morrel in a low voice,``do not speak another word, count; do not prolong my punishment.''
The produce being frequently insufficient for paying, within the limited term, the principal and interest of the money borrowed, deficiencies arose; to make good which, it became necessary to prolong the term.
Roque kept them in suspense in this way for a while; but he had no desire to prolong their distress, which might be seen a bowshot off, and turning to the captains he said, "Sirs, will your worships be pleased of your courtesy to lend me sixty crowns, and her ladyship the regent's wife eighty, to satisfy this band that follows me, for 'it is by his singing the abbot gets his dinner;' and then you may at once proceed on your journey, free and unhindered, with a safe-conduct which I shall give you, so that if you come across any other bands of mine that I have scattered in these parts, they may do you no harm; for I have no intention of doing injury to soldiers, or to any woman, especially one of quality."
It is not necessary that I should prolong a narrative which has already run to too great a length by telling how we broke the sad news to the terrified girl, how we conveyed her by the morning train to the care of her good aunt at Harrow, of how the slow process of official inquiry came to the conclusion that the doctor met his fate while indiscreetly playing with a dangerous pet.
The fact that people prefer good lives that end abruptly before they can decline - known as the James Dean Effect - implies that endeavors to indefinitely prolong life are at best unnecessary and at worst acutely detrimental. This suggests that facilities that specifically facilitate extreme longevity, such as old age homes, can unknowingly serve to reduce perceived quality of life.
One or more false endings is usually tacked on, to further prolong the experience.
A properly maintaining job would significantly prolong the life cycle of stainless steel.
The only way, in her mind, to secure the royal family's hold on the Queendom was to prolong the war such that the nobility would be completely and utterly ruined.
We do not anticipate that this assistance will unduly prolong or otherwise encumber the hearing.
Reasons for this are likely related to feedback processes that enhance or prolong drought situations (such as soil moisture anomalies) however, more research is required.
After she refused a medically recommended transplant operation, doctors began kidney dialysis treatment, in order to prolong her life.
The feeble King John I, in spite of the endeavors of his physician Moses ibn Z.arz.al to prolong his life, died at Alcalá de Henares on October 9, 1390, and was succeeded by his eleven-year-old son.
As a result the local Greeks asked the French authorities to prolong their occupation until the end of World War I. In the period of March 1917 – February 1918, Qani Dishnica was appointed as the Chairman of the Albanian Administrative Council.
In 2008 he worked as assistant manager of Eintracht Frankfurt's Under 19 team, but he decided not to prolong his contract after five months due to financial reasons.
Alternatives to burial. In most cases these alternatives still intend to maintain respect for the dead, but some intend to prolong the display of the remains.
Champerty occurs when a third party (not the plaintiff nor their legal counsel) assumes the risks and financial costs of a lawsuit in return for a portion of the monetary award. Maintenance occurs when a third party supports or promotes a litigant's suit in such a way as to prolong litigation when the parties would otherwise have brought an end to litigation or settled the suit.
This will help prolong the life of the die by avoiding unnecessary damage due to scratching.
While normal tissue pH is 7.4-7.6, the inflammatory response can reduce local pH to 5.5 or lower due to the damaged vasculature and the release of various enzymes during phagocytosis.2 This acidic pH is itself damaging to the surrounding tissues and, by stimulating new inflammatory reactions, acts to prolong the healing process.1 Conversely, "in vitro" testing of Bioglass has shown an increase in local pH around the graft material.3Clinical evaluations in oral and periodontal defects have demonstrated a reduced level of tissue inflammation over defects grafted with Bioglass.6 This may be attributed in part to the partial neutralization of the acidic pH changes normally seen during the inflammatory process.
Use of Dark Magic can corrupt the soul and body; Voldemort has used such magic in his quest to prolong his life and obtain great power.
This is thought to be a promotional event that may prolong certain epithelial cancers.
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