He succeeded in interesting his little pupil, and did not protract his term of study so as to weary him.
To draw forward; to extend or prolong; as, “England desired not to protract the war.”
At the same time, I did not disguise my conviction that the best we could hope for was to protract the struggle until spring.
Their mission is not rescue, it is only to prolong a struggle, to protract a fate.'
Protectionism on the Continent and in the United States may protract the advent of the inevitable in some degree.
These are the arts which protract the existence of government.
The coroner had acceded to Markham's proposition and was contriving to protract the session.
To protract the siege was to protract the sufferings of the Heratees.
When had that (our) side of the Senate ever sought to protract discussion unnecessarily?
Why should I protract a tale which I already begin to feel is too long?
protract pro·tract (prō-trākt', prə-)
v. pro·tract·ed, pro·tract·ing, pro·tracts
To extend or protrude a body part.