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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
References in classic literature ?
At first Kim had been minded to give the alarm - the long-drawn cho-or -choor!
Looking back we saw only the dense screen of trees, but that long-drawn yell told us how many of our enemies lurked among them.
Her promise brought the long-drawn interview to a sudden close.
I had been sent up by my employers on a job connected with the big power-house at Corbury Junction, and a long-drawn carpenters' strike had so delayed the work that I found myself anchored at Starkfield-the nearest habitable spot-for the best part of the winter.
Beyond the grey bastions of Fort Adams a long-drawn sunset was splintering up into a thousand fires, and the radiance caught the sail of a catboat as it beat out through the channel between the Lime Rock and the shore.
The separate feelings of pleasure, interest, and pain, which combine to make up the ordinary day, were merged in one long-drawn sensation of sordid misery and profound boredom.
I die--and memory caught still the piteous long-drawn breath by which the voice was broken--'in much--much perplexity about many things.
A hideous roar broke from his titanic lungs--a roar which ended in a long-drawn scream that is more human than the death-cry of a tortured woman--more human but more awesome.
As the last notes died away in a long-drawn, fearsome wail, a score of painted warriors, drawing their long war-canoe upon the beach, halted to stare in the direction of the jungle and to listen.
Jerry's long-drawn howl of woe at sight and scent of all that was left of Skipper, roused Bashti from his reverie.
From the forest came the call (or one note of it, for the call was many noted), distinct and definite as never before,--a long-drawn howl, like, yet unlike, any noise made by husky dog.
he went on, with a long-drawn guttural enunciation, taking out his snuff-box, the only luxury he had left himself, and tapping it with something of his old air of defiance.