Prolonged
Prolong Pro*long", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Prolonged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Prolonging}.] [F. prolonger, L. prolongare; pro before, forth + longus long. See {Long}, a., and cf. {Prolongate}, {Purloin}. ] [1913 Webster] 1. To extend in space or length; as, to prolong a line. [1913 Webster]

2. To lengthen in time; to extend the duration of; to draw out; to continue; as, to prolong one's days. [1913 Webster]

Prolong awhile the traitor's life. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The unhappy queen with talk prolonged the night. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

3. To put off to a distant time; to postpone. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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