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Continued for a long time, especially for longer than is necessary:‘a long, dragged-out story’
prolonged, protracted, lengthy, overlong, extended, long-drawn-out, drawn-out, spun-out, dragged-out, seemingly endless, lingering, interminableView synonyms
- ‘It's going to be a long, dragged-out fight no matter what.’
- ‘They are sick of year on year below-inflation pay deals and dragged-out pay negotiations.’
- ‘It would be such a long, dragged-out case, for what?’
- ‘The companies could have lost market share because of the dragged-out merger process.’
- ‘The room in this legislation for dragged-out legal actions and for diplomatic embarrassment is so broad, so wide, and so available as to make it not worth passing.’
- ‘I often have difficulty stomaching the purposefully dragged-out pacing, the cheap jump scares and the contrived plot twists that virtually all of these movies invest heavily in.’
- ‘Breakfast was an unpunctual meal, lazily eaten by weary and half-awake people, but yet at which, in all its dragged-out length, she was expected to be present.’
- ‘I'm glad it looks like the war is not going to be a dragged-out affair.’
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