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PROLONGATION. Time added to the duration of something.
     2. When the time is lengthened during which a party is to perform a contract, the sureties of such a party are in general discharged, unless the sureties consent to such prolongation. See Giving time.
     3. In the civil law the prolongation of time to the principal did not discharge the surety. Dig. 2, 14, 27; Id. 12, 1, 40.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Some also intentionally take cocaine, ecstasy and cannabis to enhance sexual arousal or prolong sex.
The issue becomes more controversial when patients and health experts in Wales are told, by this body, a therapy or drug will not be prescribed when the drug or therapy has already been test tried and been prescribed in England, America and Europe to prolong, and in some cases, save people's lives.
1.263(a)-1(b), items are capital in nature if they add value to property, substantially prolong its useful life or adapt it to a new or different use.
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In this issue, Dance Magazine's special section on the body examines not only the look of diverse dancers but the body's usefulness and perfection as a biomechanical tool, mind-body connections, and ways dancers have found to improve and prolong their creative art of dancing.
The development and approval of immune-based therapy (IBT) for the treatment of HIV infection and related conditions is complicated by many factors, not the least of which is a poor understanding of immune responses that promote health and prolong life in people living with HIV.
She became the basis for their project, "No Ghost, Just a Shell," in which a number of artists, including Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, were invited to create a life, a psychology, and a story to prolong this character's existence.
Only a few years ago, patients and their families were battling in the courts against physicians bent on subjecting terminally ill patients to unwanted treatments that served only to prolong the dying process.