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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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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.
Shop steward negotiators believe that they are on the last leg of long-drawn out negotiation levels on the saloon car assembly lines.
The Nepal Samacharpatra said in an editorial, "It has ended the long-drawn enmity between the two Koreas, which is an achievement of immense magnitude.
However, some political parties and the unions remain opposed to opening the state monopolies and implementing CAFTA, which could make the approval of CAFTA fairly contentious and a long-drawn process.
The Bulldogs, dragged into a marathon five-setter in Game 1, avoided a long-drawn battle this time by downing Emilio Aguinaldo College, 25-19, 25-22, 22-25, 25-22, through well-placed hits and unyielding blocks in the fourth set.
It is pertinent to mention that all official dialogue between the two sides have been held either in the natinal capital or abroad for finding out an amicable and hnourable settlement to the long-drawn Naga political conflict.
He will appeal and it will be a long-drawn out process and hopefully it will be resolved in the right way.
The US wants quick action to end sanctions but diplomats warned that the matter could be long-drawn out and difficult to resolve.
The US wants quick action to end sanctions but diplomats warned the matter could be long-drawn out and difficult to resolve.
In a separate letter to Lacierda, the group said "it has been a long-drawn struggle for the passage of the FOI Act, due in part to institutional reluctance to see it through.