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Sample sentences for the GRE study word prolong

prolong can be used as a verb

1.To prolong doubt was to prolong hope. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
2.My only chance is to prolong my opportunities. - from Dracula by Bram Stoker
3.To expel sickness, but prolong his hou. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
4.I would prolong awhile the traitor's life. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
5.'Stay' she added, disengaging her hand, 'why should we prolong this painful intervie. - from Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
6.Shall he prolong one Trojan's forfeit breat. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer
7.But two tendencies which help decidedly to prolong life are under-eating and his refusal to dissipate. - from How to Analyze People on Sight by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
8.He was absolutely convinced that nothing could be done to prolong his brother's life or to relieve his suffering. - from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
9."Hold, sir," said Villefort, "do not prolong this dreadful scene. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
10.To life prolongd and promisd Race, I no. - from Paradise Lost by John Milton
11.This physic but prolongs thy sickly days. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
12.My mother stays This physic but prolongs thy sickly days. - from Hamlet by William Shakespeare
13.There always is a last wound like that which will not close, and which prolongs the dressings indefinitely, to the great annoyance of the sick person. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
14.Aramis received a ball which passed through his shoulder, and Mousqueton another ball which lodged in the fleshy part which prolongs the lower portion of the loins. - from The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, Pere

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