Instead they are protracted, intractable conflicts worsened by our intervention.
But rough politics is how history produces most of the “outcomes” to protracted struggles.
Child custody battles among super-wealthy celebrities can be particularly bruising and protracted.
After protracted and bitter months, we will know whether Republicans want a real chance again in presidential contests.
A bit of solitude can be soothing, but after protracted periods lack of regular basic human contact plays tricks on the mind.
Was it emotion, or excessive fatigue after her protracted efforts?
I spare the reader the protracted journal of a lover's hopes and fears.
He did not say so, but he dreaded for her the fatigues of protracted travel.
In this tedious and protracted inquiry he had no instructor, nor assistant, nor adviser.
After protracted journeys through half Europe, he returned to Lissa, the principal seat of his activity.
protract pro·tract (prō-trākt', prə-)
v. pro·tract·ed, pro·tract·ing, pro·tracts
To extend or protrude a body part.