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[drawn-out] /ˈdrɔnˈaʊt/
Origin of drawn-out
1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It is possible so to enfold a truth in long-drawn-out sentences as practically to conceal it.
  • Short answers are more likely to be used than long, drawn-out answers.
  • Today, conflicts tend to be drawn-out, low-intensity affairs requiring fewer but longer sorties by sea-launched planes.
  • Another presidential memorial, another drawn-out approval process.
  • Don't buy the spin from his camp that a drawn-out campaign makes for a better general-election candidate.
  • drawn-out though the conflict is proving, progress is being made.
  • With abrupt tempo changes and drawn-out emotion, the playing was almost overdone.
  • Less theatrical but perhaps more difficult were the restrained, drawn-out held notes he managed so well later in the evening.
  • The drawn-out debt debate may well be recorded as one of the lower points of his presidency.

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