lengthened


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length·en

 (lĕngk′thən, lĕng′-, lĕn′-)
tr. & intr.v. length·ened, length·en·ing, length·ens
To make or become longer.

length′en·er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.lengthened - drawn out or made longer spatially; "Picasso's elongated Don Quixote"; "lengthened skirts are fashionable this year"; "the extended airport runways can accommodate larger planes"; "a prolonged black line across the page"
long - primarily spatial sense; of relatively great or greater than average spatial extension or extension as specified; "a long road"; "a long distance"; "contained many long words"; "ten miles long"
References in classic literature ?
The curly crop has lengthened into a thick coil, more becoming to the small head atop of the tall figure.
The shadows lengthened and crept out like stealthy, grotesque monsters across the grass.
The lengthened sheet of the Champlain stretched from the frontiers of Canada, deep within the borders of the neighboring province of New York, forming a natural passage across half the distance that the French were compelled to master in order to strike their enemies.
Great were the weariness and annoyance of the old Inspector and the Weighers and Gaugers, whose slumbers were disturbed by the unmercifully lengthened tramp of my passing and returning footsteps.
Strictly speaking, this horn is but a lengthened tusk, growing out from the jaw in a line a little depressed from the horizontal.
His face lengthened immediately; and his voice was the voice of sentiment as he answered.
The visit of the Miss Steeles at Barton Park was lengthened far beyond what the first invitation implied.
My walk home was lengthened by a diversion in the direction of the kirk.
Vanstone's absence likely to extend over any very lengthened period?
Dick was so very complacent, sitting on the foot of the bed, nursing his leg, and telling me this, with his eyes wide open and a surprised smile, that I am sorry to say I was provoked into explaining to him that ruin meant distress, want, and starvation; but I was soon bitterly reproved for this harshness, by seeing his face turn pale, and tears course down his lengthened cheeks, while he fixed upon me a look of such unutterable woe, that it might have softened a far harder heart than mine.
Alexander's nose lengthened visibly, he had lost it.
Stutely filled the Bishop's beaker with wine each time he emptied it, and the Bishop got mellower and mellower as the afternoon shades lengthened on toward sunset.