drawn-out drawn-out

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) relatively long in duration; tediously protracted
  2. (adj) (used of speech) uttered slowly with prolonged vowels

Usage(s):

  1. Re-wiring buildings became an expensive and drawn-out task, as did equipping their residents.
  2. A soaked mass of humanity huddled under flapping tents, as the booms and bangs and drawn-out rumbles of the tempest sounded more and more like the admonitions of an irate demigod.
  3. Obama is able to do this in part because of the grueling, drawn-out delegate fight with Clinton that only just ended.

News

  1. 20 MLB Players on the Hot Seat One Month from the All-Star Break

    The drawn-out structure of the MLB season allows struggling players ample time to prove themselves. With one month to go until the All-Star break, however, the hot seat is finally making many of them perspire. They want desperately to avoid suffering the same fate as Rick Ankiel (New York Mets), Chris Nelson (Los Angeles Angels) and John Baker (San Diego Padres). All three veterans were recently ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  2. China Downturn Could Be 'Most Drawn-Out' Since '90s

    The downturn in China could be the most drawn-out since the 1997-1998 Asian Financial Crisis, said research firm IHS.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: CNBC

  3. China Downturn 'Most Drawn-Out' Since 90s

    The downturn in the world's second largest economy could be the most drawn-out since the 1997-1998 Asian Financial Crisis, said research firm IHS, following a slew of weaker-than-expected economic data ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: CNBC via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  1. "In the poisonous environment of Washington, DC, any personal failing is seized upon, often twisted, for political gain," Souder said. "I am resigning rather than put my family through that painful, drawn-out process."
    on May 18, 2010 By: Mark Souder Source: Politico

  2. "That long, drawn-out, tough process played a role in making him a better candidate," Edwards said. "He was well-prepared for this general election campaign."
    on Nov 11, 2008 By: John Edwards Source: FOXNews

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