After the protracted adventures of The Office's Jim and Pam, comedy writers are rethinking TV romance.
Instead they are protracted, intractable conflicts worsened by our intervention.
The American Revolution was protracted: Five years elapsed between the Declaration of Independence and Yorktown.
After protracted and bitter months, we will know whether Republicans want a real chance again in presidential contests.
And Bruno had his own protracted breakdown, racked by compulsions and poor health.
Was it emotion, or excessive fatigue after her protracted efforts?
There was a protracted silence; then Spencer said: "It doesn't seem right just to—"
He did not say so, but he dreaded for her the fatigues of protracted travel.
The siege commenced the 3rd of April, and was protracted to the 11th of May.
After protracted journeys through half Europe, he returned to Lissa, the principal seat of his activity.
protract pro·tract (prō-trākt', prə-)
v. pro·tract·ed, pro·tract·ing, pro·tracts
To extend or protrude a body part.