drawn-out : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • s  relatively long in duration; tediously protracted
    a drawn-out argument
  • s  (used of speech) uttered slowly with prolonged vowels

  • Re-wiring buildings became an expensive and drawn-out task, as did equipping their residents.
  • 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.
  • She does not know whether the courts will heed her request, but she dreads the prospect of a long, drawn-out appeal: "If the court says you're guilty and you're going to die, why .
News & Articles

  • 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 ...
    June 12, 2013 - Bleacher Report
  • 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 ...
    June 10, 2013 - CNBC via Yahoo! Finance
  • 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.
    June 10, 2013 - CNBC

  • Mark Souder in Politico
    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."
  • John Edwards in FOXNews
    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."

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