Origin of prolongation
Examples from the Web for prolongation
I think that when he met her he was thinking about prolongation.
These are not the usual rewards for prolongation of economic distress.
To their skilful and untiring ministrations I may safely say I owe the prolongation of my life.Audubon and his Journals, Volume I (of 2)|Maria R. Audubon
It's complimentary to describe the prolongation of my poor existence in that way.A Change of Air|Anthony Hope
It was opposed by a few, some of whom demanded the prolongation for life.The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2)|John Holland Rose
Fig. 8, from Livonia, differs chiefly in having a prolongation at the back.Ancient Armour and Weapons in Europe|John Hewitt
Theirs was the very first departure; albeit Mr. Smithson pleaded hard for a prolongation of their visit.Phantom Fortune, A Novel|M. E. Braddon
Word Origin and History for prolongation
late 14c., from Old French prolongation (14c.), from Late Lation prolongationem (nominative prolongatio), noun of action from past participle stem of Latin prolongare (see prolong).