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long-drawn

(Protracted) adjective delayed, enduring, eternal, forever and a day, lengthy, lingering, long, long-lived, long-winded, meandering, overlong, prolonged, roundabout, tedious, unending, without end
Associated concepts: long-drawn-out trials

long-drawn

(Verbose), adjective garrulous, lengthy, lingering, long-winded, loquacious, meandering, orotund, overlong, prolix, prolonged, repetitious, roundabout, unending
Associated concepts: plain language
See also: protracted
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Magsoy said the bus will serve as their vehicle to offer free rides for workers and venue for their voter's education drive that will advance their long-drawn demands for regular jobs, higher wages, safe workplaces, lower prices of goods and advancement of labor rights in the country.
The Singapore Government respects the laws and judicial process of Indonesia in connection with Mr Shoos case, but remains deeply concerned over his prolonged detention and long-drawn judicial process.
The court is expected to hear the operators and TRAI today, out of which a judgement on the long-drawn issue will hopefully surface.
The party will within a week unveil its plans for a long-drawn offensive, taking the tested route of agitations over key public issues, and frequent exposes against senior leaders of the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP combine and the principal Opposition Congress.
TNA believes that the initial step of granting Police powers for the provincial councils is crucial for talks on a lasting permanent solution for the country's long-drawn ethnic conflict.
Mihaylova was referring in particular to the notorious case about land from Varna's Seaside Park handed to private investors, as well as to the long-drawn saga with the property of former Bulgarian Tsar Simeon Saxe-Coburg, who served as PM of Bulgaria 2001-2005.
The long-drawn out saga was supposed to be closed on Tuesday but further negotiations with union officials and questions of financing have pushed the signing back, business daily Handelsblatt said.
Analysts said that the opening of the A-9 road will enable the government, now finishing the long-drawn war against the Tamil Tiger separatists in the northeastern Mullaitivu district, to sharply reduce the scope of a costly naval operation moving military and civilian supplies to the peninsula.
Thousands of officials have started the long-drawn out process of mapping cities, towns and villages that is likely to throw up new information on the changing demographic profile in the country.
Speaking about the long-drawn out search for a new coach, Mr Ahern had said: "If they could get that Italian fella, that's the best, in my view."
Sir - "o God that the sea might engulf the land, why are we left to long-drawn weariness", wrote the poet Gruffudd ab yr Unad Goch, on the death of Llywelyn ap Gruffuth (Llywelyn the Last) in 1282.
Tevez has finally been cleared to join Manchester United from West Ham after a long-drawn out saga with his representative Kia Joorabchian a key figure.