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- We can expect a protracted tug of war, which may drag on until the review deadline draws near.
- They're expecting a protracted legal battle there.
- Younger readers will not remember, but that particular industrial dispute was both protracted and bitter; it involved running battles between scores of miners on the one hand and scores of police on the other.
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- With all this rain falling, and so protractedly, it seems as though tsuyu (rainy season) gets longer every year, making Japan very water-rich, in contrast to what's happening in the brokerage houses.
- Or about some of my more murderous thoughts, where I protractedly weigh out the pros and cons of murdering certain people, and that the only thing that stops me is the idea of going to jail.
- Last week it snowed - suddenly, violently and protractedly - at around 3 o'clock in the afternoon while I was at work.