• WordNet 3.6
    • adj prolonged drawn out or made longer spatially "Picasso's elongated Don Quixote","lengthened skirts are fashionable this year","the extended airport runways can accommodate larger planes","a prolonged black line across the page"
    • adj prolonged relatively long in duration; tediously protracted "a drawn-out argument","an extended discussion","a lengthy visit from her mother-in-law","a prolonged and bitter struggle","protracted negotiations"
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  • Louise Bogan
    Louise Bogan
    “But childhood prolonged, cannot remain a fairyland. It becomes a hell.”
  • Thomas Horder
    Thomas Horder
    “It is the duty of a doctor to prolong life and it is not his duty to prolong the act of dying.”
  • Lord Byron
    “Prolonged endurance tames the bold.”
  • Tom Robbins
    Tom Robbins
    “To be or not to be isn't the question. The question is how to prolong being.”
  • Lord Byron
    “It is very certain that the desire of life prolongs it.”
  • Seneca
    “Remember that pain has this most excellent quality. If prolonged it cannot be severe, and if severe it cannot be prolonged.”


In literature:

But others of the sons and daughters of London were regretting her prolonged absence.
"Diana of the Crossways, Complete" by George Meredith
He did not prolong their torture.
"Lord Ormont and his Aminta, Complete" by George Meredith
He broke a prolonged silence by remarking to Gower 'You haven't much to say to-day'; and the answer was 'Very little.
"The Amazing Marriage, Complete" by George Meredith
Dinner, and a little piano-music and a song closed an evening that was not dull to Patrick in spite of prolonged silences.
"The Celt and Saxon, Complete" by George Meredith
The prolonged beating of war-drums and loud booming notes of horns chase away the silence of the night.
"The River War" by Winston S. Churchill
No thought of any mishap entered my head, for a prolonged absence of one or other of us was of common occurrence.
"Spinifex and Sand" by David W Carnegie
On plotting the observations, it became apparent that the shelf-ice was in the form of a prolonged tongue some seven miles in breadth.
"The Home of the Blizzard" by Douglas Mawson
The only chance of prolonging his life was to seek a milder climate, and to abandon study entirely.
"The Poetical Works of Henry Kirke White" by Henry Kirke White
Occasionally my prolonged laughter mars the solemnity of his gatherings.
"Autobiography of a YOGI" by Paramhansa Yogananda
You are not, perhaps, aware that Dr. Lloyd died in that room after a prolonged illness.
"A Strange Story, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton

In poetry:

Then how the frighted sinners fly
To God for help with earnest cry!
He hears their groans, prolongs their breath,
And saves them from approaching death.
"Psalm 107 part 3" by Isaac Watts
Masts in the offing wagged their tops;
The swinging waves pealed on the shore;
The saffron beach, all diamond drops
And beads of surge, prolonged the roar.
"In Romney Marsh" by John Davidson
The barren rock becomes a monument,
The sea-shore sands a shrine;
And each brave life, in desperate conflict spent,
Grows to a memory which prolongs a line!
"Morris Island" by William Gilmore Simms
We praise thee—if one rescued soul,
While the past year prolonged its flight,
Turned shuddering, from the poisonous bowl,
To health, and liberty, and light.
"New Year's Hymn" by John Pierpont
For childlike loves and laughters thence prolong
Notes that bid enter, fearless as the breeze,
Even to the shrine of holiest-hearted song,
Songs light as these.
"Dedication To Christina G. Rossetti" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
That tops the headland, round whose base
The cold tide flings a drowned man's bones
All day against the cliff's sheer face,
All night prolongs his lasting groans.
"The Flower Of Flame" by Robert Nichols

In news:

The economy is in a prolonged slump and will continue to perform below its potential unless Washington implements significantly better economic policies.
SOME AIDS patients are being forced to make a wrenching choice: they can take a drug that may save their eyesight , but only if they forgo indefinitely a drug that could prolong their lives.
The recovery will be prolonged and costly.
The damage that is done to you skin due to a prolonged exposure to cold temperatures is known as frostbite.
The damage that is done to you skin due to a prolonged exposure to cold temperatures is known as frostbite .
On the first day of Barack Obama's term Republican lawmakers decided the best way to win elections was to prolong the misery of struggling Americans.
Green Tea May Help Prolong Life.
Soft Wool Prices May Prolong .
Developers Prolong Visual Basic Protest.
It's going to take more research and time, but Kansas water experts say the state is making good progress toward prolonging the aquifer that supplies water to much of the state's western half.
The first drug approved to reduce the frequency and intensity of attacks of sickle cell disease prolongs life among the ailment's sickest patients, researchers said today.
The dictator's PR official insists he is "merely on a prolonged shopping trip," not dying in Singapore.
The Iraq War Unnecessarily Prolonged the Conflict in Afghanistan.
Die complexity and size, and the quest for prolonged life of die components, are some of the issues keeping the toolroom at Wiegel Tool Works, Wood Dale, IL, on its toes these days.
They can be caused by aging, genetics, pregnancy, obesity, injuries, or prolonged standing.

In science:

RT/0509400 Iyer U., Lebedev A., Leites D., Prolongs of orthogonal Lie (super)algebras in characteristic 2.
Infinitesimal deformations of symmetric simple modular Lie algebras and Lie superalgebras
One then tries to prolong this infinitesimal deformation to all degrees.
Deformations of the Lie algebra o(5) in characteristics 3 and 2
This prolongation method brings up the Massey brackets which we will now describe, see [Fu, FL, Fia, Mill].
Deformations of the Lie algebra o(5) in characteristics 3 and 2
This gives a clear procedure for the prolongation of an infinitesimal deformation (expressed here for simplicity only for a 1-parameter deformation): given a first degree deformation via a cocycle c = c1 , one must compute its Massey square [[c, c]].
Deformations of the Lie algebra o(5) in characteristics 3 and 2
If [[c, c]] ∈ Z 3(g, g) is not a coboundary, the infinitesimal deformation is obstructed and cannot be prolonged.
Deformations of the Lie algebra o(5) in characteristics 3 and 2