Definitions of Prolonging

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Usage examples for Prolonging

  1. " Very well, fair strangers," said Coeur- Volant with a laugh; " if you insist on prolonging our suspense we shall avenge ourselves by prolonging yours, and neither my friend nor I will unmask till you are pleased to set us the example." – The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton
  2. But, her property having been restored, there was nothing on earth further he could say, no possible reason for prolonging the conversation. – Antony Gray,--Gardener by Leslie Moore
  3. So the absence that he had thought would be brief, or at worst a series of short trips away from home, was prolonging itself into a winter in Louisville and Frankfort. – The Law of Hemlock Mountain by Hugh Lundsford
  4. Accordingly, he was always resisting what ought to be, and prolonging what ought not to be. – The English Constitution by Walter Bagehot
  5. Surprised and shocked at finding that I was only prolonging the sufferings of the noble beast, which bore its trials with such dignified composure, I resolved to finish the proceeding with all possible despatch, and accordingly opened fire upon him from the left side, aiming at the shoulder. – Sketches of the Natural History of Ceylon by J. Emerson Tennent
  6. Grapes bagged are protected from early frost, thus prolonging the season. – Manual of American Grape-Growing by U. P. Hedrick
  7. And a cold sweat broke all over me, as the Colonel, prolonging his enjoyment, began slowly to say, 'Fire. – Lorna Doone, A Romance of Exmoor by R. D. Blackmore
  8. It is probable, however, that in most instances, either because of the lack of efficiency of the dip or imperfect application, or because of failure to dip all cattle systematically, some ticks escape treatment and reproduce, thus prolonging the time that otherwise would be required for eradication. – Special Report on Diseases of Cattle by U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler
  9. Kensington, where you arrive after what seems hopeless straggling through the roaring thoroughfare prolonging the Fleet- and- Strand- derived Piccadilly, is of almost equal artistic and literary appeal, but is older and perhaps less actual in its claims upon the cultivated sympathies. – London Films by W.D. Howells
  10. There was not the least hope of prolonging the defence of Cadiz with success, for the combat was dying out even in those few districts of Spain where the constitutional troops had fought with energy. – History of Modern Europe 1792-1878 by C. A. Fyffe
  11. Enough, and too much, of my money has gone already to the prolonging of their worthless lives. – A Manifest Destiny by Julia Magruder
  12. While there is undoubted wisdom in winning to our side the man who controls the army, there seems to me little to gain in prolonging discussion with the Emperor, who is a nonentity at best, and has no following. – The Strong Arm by Robert Barr
  13. But generally the shortning or prolonging of the monosillables dependes much vpon the nature or their ortographie which the Latin Grammariens call the rule of position, as for example if I shall say thus. – The Arte of English Poesie by George Puttenham
  14. Prolonging the delivery- tube to the bottom of the beaker containing the hot water enables the rising drops to be observed throughout the length of the column of water; and in addition enables the cold aniline from the cistern to be warmed up on its way to the outlet, so that by the time it escapes its temperature is practically the same as that of the water. – Liquid Drops and Globules, their Formation and Movements by Chas. R. Darling
  15. Yet who may imagine the horror of those awful hours to the waif floating there in the silent, midnight sea- the solitude, the hopelessness, the consciousness that every hour was but prolonging his agony? – The Red Derelict by Bertram Mitford
  16. Nevertheless, in spite of its inherent weakness and of all the disadvantages under which it entered into war, Turkey succeeded in prolonging its resistance through two campaigns, and might, with better counsels, have tried the fortune of a third. – History of Modern Europe 1792-1878 by C. A. Fyffe
  17. Whoever will give any information about her to Mr. - of Gray's Inn, shall be handsomely rewarded; or if she will return to the arms of her disconsolate parent, she will be received with the utmost tenderness, whatever reason she may have to think otherwise, and may be the means of prolonging the life of a father already weighed down almost to the grave with age and sorrow. – The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smollett
  18. The considerations would still remain purely animal- prolonging life, getting the greatest sum of pleasure, avoiding the greatest sum of pain. – Heart and Soul by Victor Mapes (AKA Maveric Post)
  19. 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 With a Memoir by Sir Harris Nicolas by Henry Kirke White
  20. " Indeed," said the General, prolonging the word, thoughtfully, " Indeed!" – Mabel's Mistake by Ann S. Stephens