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Word: protract

Definition: prolong; lengthen in time; draw out


Sentences Containing 'protract'

'I will not,' said Mrs. Micawber, finishing her punch, and gathering her scarf about her shoulders, preparatory to her withdrawal to my bedroom: 'I will not protract these remarks on the subject of Mr. Micawber's pecuniary affairs.

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