be protracted

See: endure, last
References in classic literature ?
I have lately been subject to attacks of angina pectoris; and in the ordinary course of things, my physician tells me, I may fairly hope that my life will not be protracted many months.
But it appeared likely to be protracted since both the Disney-owned KABC (Channel 7) and Time Warner cable system planned end runs to get the network signal back into homes.
The introducing needle and flexible catheter can be protracted for use and retracted while not in use.