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drawn-out

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Definition of drawn-out in English:

adjective

Lasting or seeming to last longer than is necessary: after the long drawn-out years of waiting the end of the war was in sight
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  • Since then, the necessary drawn-out processes added to the personal anguish that he's clearly suffered.
  • The fourth is the slow, drawn-out demise of Soho itself.
  • And by this point, the process became so slow and drawn-out that they were ineffective.

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