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Continuing for a long time or longer than usual; lengthy.‘the region suffered a prolonged drought’
continuous, ongoing, steady, continual, continuing, constant, running, persistent, non-stop, perpetual, unfaltering, unremitting, unabating, unrelenting, relentless, unrelieved, unbroken, never-ending, unending, incessant, unceasing, ceaseless, round the clockView synonyms
- ‘There will be a prolonged recovery period because of the damage the lorry sustained and its precarious position.’
- ‘These drugs can be continued under the supervision of your doctor for prolonged periods.’
- ‘The prolonged period of peace in Europe has created a dangerous temptation to neglect our defences, both physical and psychological.’
- ‘To avoid missing too many bites it pays to hold the rod at all times, perhaps using a front rest to steady the tip when fishing for prolonged periods.’
- ‘With surgical procedures to follow, it can mean a prolonged period in hospital and recuperating afterwards at home.’
- ‘I love it, but it's a little hard to read because it's heavy and hard to hold up for prolonged periods of time.’
- ‘The announcement yesterday was the culmination of a period of prolonged difficulties for Mr Richards.’
- ‘Drought is a prolonged, abnormally dry period when there is not enough water to meet normal or expected needs.’
- ‘It is possible that prices could mark time for a prolonged period while earnings catch up.’
- ‘We would view any period of prolonged weakness in the oil sector as a buying opportunity.’
- ‘Because of the prolonged dry spell, drought had hit various parts of the region.’
- ‘Currently I'm suffering from a prolonged period of insomnia.’
- ‘Ironically, areas of Korea are currently being afflicted by a prolonged drought.’
- ‘Then there was that period of prolonged negotiation, which we have captured on video.’
- ‘It retreated in subsequent periods of prolonged dryness, leaving deposits of sediments.’
- ‘Symptoms need to have been present for a prolonged period of time for a true diagnosis to be made.’
- ‘His international career will also be put on hold for the autumn internationals while he begins a prolonged recovery period.’
- ‘With two single player campaigns, Enclave provides a lengthy and prolonged battle for both sides.’
- ‘Lack of snow last winter, almost no rain in spring or summer and searing temperatures for prolonged periods have had a major impact on the grape harvest.’
- ‘There are plenty of potatoes in the ground and it looks like a prolonged drought or difficult harvest will be required to lift prices.’
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