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Origin of protraction
OTHER WORDS FROM protractionnon·pro·trac·tion, nouno·ver·pro·trac·tion, noun
Words nearby protraction
Example sentences from the Web for protraction
The voyager embarks, and is in all probability confined to his cabin, suffering under the dreadful protraction of seasickness.Newton Forster|Captain Frederick Marryat
This, my Lords, is the kind of damage which he has suffered by the want of witnesses, through the protraction of this trial.
The only great dread is the protraction of life into imbecility or the visitation of lingering pain.George Eliot's Life, Vol. III (of 3)|George Eliot
It was evident that we were in a pitfall, and that resistance was only the protraction of a fate which was now inevitable.
It was a protraction only of what is worst in life; it was in no way a completion of what is best in it.Is Life Worth Living?|William Hurrell Mallock