Definition of 'lengthen'
Example sentences containing 'lengthen'
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Taking time to relax can lengthen your life. The Sun (2016)Those whose operations and appointments are put off may be returned to the back of lengthening queues, insiders say. The Sun (2016)With shadows lengthening, there was only 90 minutes until dusk. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Shadows lengthen, and not just because it's autumn. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It all takes on a strangely peaceful air as the sun sets and the shadows lengthen, with the only sound the scratchy hiss of crickets. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We fear that they will first lengthen the third runway and then build a fourth. Times, Sunday Times (2008)When winter approaches the unemployed queues will lengthen. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It finally died as the shadows lengthened. Times, Sunday Times (2015)This lengthened the odds against chance to a degree where they could be safely ignored. Dictionary of Mind, Body and Spirit (1994)The odds on the industry surviving in its current form are lengthening by the day. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The unemployment queues lengthened and the howls from main street were deafening. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But there is simply not time to lengthen the prices of the others. The Sun (2010)The lengthening queues at the second cashpoint served only to draw more attention to the stunt. Times, Sunday Times (2013)On the beach greet the lengthening days by giving up your lantern to be burnt on the bonfire. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It will continue to sell assets and is asking its lending banks to lengthen repayment periods for its debt. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This will only lengthen the time taken to deal with matters and will soon bring the procedure into disrepute. Personnel Management: A New Approach (1991)Exercise does not lengthen your life. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He faces lengthening odds against success. Times, Sunday Times (2011)They certainly lengthen your stride, strengthen your muscles and make you work harder. The Sun (2008)So in theory, you can lengthen your life. The Sun (2011)This would then lengthen the period that the Government would be responsible for care costs. Times, Sunday Times (2013)If the stride needs lengthening, squeeze with your legs to encourage it to do so. Times, Sunday Times (2009) Shadows are lengthening, school uniforms are being stitched up and tans are fading. The Sun (2013)And the appeal deadline period should be lengthened from 28 days to three months. The Sun (2006)As the shadows lengthened, so did the chances of a winner for either side. Times, Sunday Times (2008)I lengthened my stride and it did the trick. Times, Sunday Times (2012)With medical advances lengthening the average life span, the percentage of old people in the population was rising. The American Nation: A History of the United States to 1877 (1995)The lengthening of the days and the anticipation of the new season's produce perk us all up in the restaurants. Times, Sunday Times (2007)As I kept pointing out on CH4 course bookmakers just kept shortening up odds without lengthening others. The Sun (2012)
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Used Occasionally. lengthen is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'lengthen'
British English: lengthen VERB
When something lengthens or when you lengthen it, it increases in length.
The evening shadows were lengthening.
Definition of lengthen from the Collins English Dictionary
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