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Search phrase: protract

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CymbelineCym IV.ii.232And not protract with admiration whatAnd not protract with admiration, what
Henry VI Part 11H6 I.ii.120Else ne'er could he so long protract his speech.Else ne're could he so long protract his speech.

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drawextend, prolong, protract
protractdelay, defer, put off, defer

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protractdraw

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Word FamilyWord Family GroupWords
PROTRACTBASICprotract v, protractive adj

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