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prolong

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The person who does not know how to live while they are making a living is a poorer person after their wealth is won than when they started.
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Verb

Infinitive
to prolong

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to prolong (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To extend in space or length.
  2. (transitive) To lengthen in time; to extend the duration of; to draw out; to continue.
  3. (transitive) To lengthen temporally; to put off to a distant time; to postpone.
    The government shouldn't prolong deciding on this issue any further.

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References

  • "prolong" at The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911.

prolong” in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

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