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Definition of "long-drawn-out" []

  • Greatly extended or protracted; prolonged: a long-drawn-out speech. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "long-drawn-out" in a sentence
  • "For Vickers, who has been obsessed for decades with every detail of the Duchess of Windsor's life and long-drawn-out death, this is clearly true."
  • "The latest good news, dramatically reducing any confusion or uncertainty on the subject, the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court has issued a new ruling in the long-drawn-out divorce of Dickerson v."
  • "Unfortunately, following the market solution will be a long-drawn-out and costly process -- both in terms of tying up the judicial system but also in terms of the uncertainty and despair that will persist."