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Definitions of prolong

  1. To lengthen; draw out; extend. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. To lengthen out: to continue. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. To lengthen out. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4. To lengthen; extend. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. lengthen in time; cause to be or last longer; "We prolonged our stay"; "She extended her visit by another day"; "The meeting was drawn out until midnight" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. To lengthen in time; to extend the duration of; to draw out; to continue; as, to prolong one's days. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. To lengthen; to extend the duration of; to protract. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. To lengthen or draw out in time or duration; to protract; to extend. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for prolong

  1. It was too good to be true, though Jim was disposed to let the illusion prolong itself as far as possible. – The Stolen Singer by Martha Idell Fletcher Bellinger
  2. You need not prolong your absence further than you feel inclined, and I, for one, shall be charmed to welcome you back to Naples. – Vendetta A Story of One Forgotten by Marie Corelli
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