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You go ahead and give up smoking or drinking or eating fat to try to prolong your life. The Sun (2016)There is a big question for society about how much we want to spend on expensive drugs to prolong life. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You prolong the agony in the name of love. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The operation did not seek to prolong life unnaturally. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Some years ago he decided to refuse any drug that would prolong his life. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Why is the eurozone prolonging the agony? The Sun (2015)The focus of medicine on prolonging life could mean it lost its way. Times, Sunday Times (2014)There is no point in prolonging the agony. POSITIVE THINKING: Everything you have always known about positive thinking but were afraid to put into practice (2001)It is the very nature of the bonus system that may end up prolonging the agony. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He refused and prolonged her agony for a further four months. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Will this prolong the war in Afghanistan or shorten it? Times, Sunday Times (2010)And yet, somehow we are always doing things to try to prolong our life on earth. Christianity Today (2000)Although the operation should prolong her life, it would only provide temporary respite. Times, Sunday Times (2008)After all, what would you pay to prolong your life? Microeconomics: Price Theory in Practice (1995)Yesterday's election seems sure to prolong the agony for all. The Sun (2012)They are prolonging my life. Modern Literatures of the Non-Western World: Where the Waters Are Born (1995)Many families report not being made aware of clinical trials, which for critically ill patients are often the only hope of prolonging life. Times, Sunday Times (2016)QE may end up prolonging the euro agony, not fixing it. Times, Sunday Times (2015)On smoking: They proved that if you quit smoking it will prolong your life. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Villa may prolong the agony but will be no great loss to the Premier League. The Sun (2016)Either scenario could simply prolong the agony of the Rock - and the government. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The slow approach may prolong the agony, but it's likely to be safer for your heart. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They are now focusing all their efforts on raising 250,000 to send him to Germany for treatment to prolong his life. The Sun (2016)
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British English: prolong VERB
To prolong something means to make it last longer.
He said foreign military aid was prolonging the war.
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