protractedly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

protracted +‎ -ly

Adjective[edit]

protractedly (comparative more protractedly, superlative most protractedly)

  1. In a protracted manner
    • 2007 January 4, Andrew Adam Newman, “Catch the Next Chapter on Your iPod (It’s Even Cheaper)”, New York Times:
      (Book ads increasingly include “Also available as an audiobook,” which audio publishers, protractedly battling the belief that listeners are readers’ intellectual inferiors, consider a breakthrough.)