drawn-out

[drawn-out]
adjective

Origin:
1885–90

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drawn-out

adjective
1. relatively long in duration; tediously protracted; "a drawn-out argument"; "an extended discussion"; "a lengthy visit from her mother-in-law"; "a prolonged and bitter struggle"; "protracted negotiations" 
2. (used of speech) uttered slowly with prolonged vowels 
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Example sentences
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.
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