Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: verb

To extend; lengthen; prolong.

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Usage examples "protract":

  1. Why should I endeavour to protract a life that a few days, more or less, will terminate, according to the ordinary calculations of chance? - "Paul Clifford, Volume 7.", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.
  2. She had, she thought, the right to protract this one interview. - "The Four Feathers", A. E. W. Mason.
  3. Captain Crowe scowled now; this was still the affair of the shingles, and it had been of enough consequence two days before to protract a conversation through two long hours. - "The Life of Nancy", Sarah Orne Jewett.