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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adv. - In a slow, leisurely or prolonged way.

Usage examples (17)
  • As Micka has no means to look after it and no experience of empathy, the live plaything meets a protractedly distressing end.
  • Before Jaran could decide if it was Elaina coming home, the letterbox opened, squeaking protractedly and an envelope slid through and fell heavily to the floor.
  • Hence term limits for Congress may become one of the few exceptions to the rule that when Americans want something, and want it intensely and protractedly, they get it.
  • I questioned painfully and protractedly and with no idle curiosity. for more
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