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Usage examples for duration

  1. My only fear is, that the overthrow of this tyranny may not take place early enough to save us from war with England, which I believe to be the inevitable consequence of its duration. – Correspondence & Conversations of Alexis de Tocqueville with Nassau William Senior from 1834 to 1859, Vol. 2 by Alexis de Tocqueville
  2. It differeth from sleep but in duration. – The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  3. The security was not of long duration. – The Conspiracy of Pontiac and the Indian War after the Conquest of Canada by Francis Parkman
  4. The golden age, however, had but the duration of a flower; when it finished, Poverty began to appear. – Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3) by Isaac D'Israeli
  5. It will probably be of but short duration. – A Versailles Christmas-Tide by Mary Stuart Boyd
  6. Thus both in length in duration of growth the feathers of the pulled side were longer than those of the right, and this was the result of treatment continued only six months, and commenced some months after the feathers had begun to grow. – Hormones and Heredity by J. T. Cunningham
  7. Altogether her flight had been, perhaps, an hour in duration. – Half Portions by Edna Ferber
  8. The passage was only of two hours' duration, and the weather ideal. – The Boy With the U. S. Fisheries by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  9. The country had just emerged from a gigantic struggle of physical force of four years duration between the two great Northern and Southern sections. – History-of-the-Impeachment-of-Andrew-Johnson-President-of-the-United-States-by-the-House-of-Representatives-and-his-trial-by-the-Senate-for-high-crimes-and-misdemeanors-in-office-1868 by Ross, Edmund G. (Edmund Gibson)
  10. Even at the best, however, the disorder is always tedious, as is shown by the fact that its average duration is seventy days. – The Mother's Manual of Children's Diseases by Charles West, M.D.
  11. Neither was this transport of long duration. – The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smollett
  12. Experience has shown that it is dangerous to draw conclusions from experiments of too short duration or to base them on too few animals. – The Vitamine Manual by Walter H. Eddy
  13. Also, it would have rendered Nogam's probable duration of life an interesting speculation. – Red Masquerade by Louis Joseph Vance
  14. At the end of a sitting of eleven hours' duration, the majority declared their decision. – The Regent's Daughter by Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
  15. The darkness still before them at that time would be of about three months' duration, and even then they would only get back to a species of twilight. – The Ocean and its Wonders by R.M. Ballantyne
  16. Using a brass anvil and iron ball the duration of the blow was greater than when both were of iron, but less than when both were of brass. – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  17. Their reconciliation had not been, as yet, of long duration. – A Night on the Borders of the Black Forest by Amelia B. Edwards
  18. But the brief interval which separated him from Mateo seemed to him of terribly long duration. – Abbé Aubain and Mosaics by Prosper Mérimée
  19. This the Lord knows, and I ought not to consider that such knowledge would be of any importance to me, since that which constitutes my life, is not its length or duration, but the use which is made of it. – Fanny, the Flower-Girl by Selina Bunbury
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