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prolong the agony

To extend a period of stress, pressure, difficulty, or discomfort beyond what is necessary. Why don't you just finish the essay tonight, rather than prolong the agony for the whole weekend? Come on, don't prolong the agony—just tell me if I was accepted or not!
See also: agony

prolong the agony

If someone or something prolongs the agony, they make an unpleasant situation last longer than it needs to. The job just wasn't working out so, rather than prolong the agony, I felt it was better to go.
See also: agony

prolong the agony

cause a difficult or unpleasant situation to last longer than necessary.
See also: agony

proˌlong the ˈagony

make an unpleasant situation last longer than is necessary: Don’t prolong the agony. Just say yes or no, and then I’ll know where I stand. OPPOSITE: put somebody/something out of their/its misery
See also: agony
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Toft says there have been a number of revisions to casting chemistry made in the last decade designed to prolong wear part life for shredders.
A prolonged QT interval predisposes a patient to potentially fatal cardiac arrhythmias, noted Dr.
Abraham Abuchowski, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Prolong Pharmaceuticals and added, "We look forward to developing several product candidates from this license, leveraging Valentis' work and investment in the field." Valentis acquired the OptiPEG technology through the acquisition of PolyMASC Pharmaceuticals in August 1999.
Does this increase in CD4 T cell count mean the same thing as the increases seen with anti-HIV drugs, where confirmatory studies show such increases (brought about by controlling HIV replication and immune destruction) delay HIV disease progression and prolong life?
Rather than compiling a list of what are objectively ordinary and extraordinary means, writes O'Rourke, theologians now outline "general actions that people in normal circumstances would avoid or perform to prolong life.
Assuming that an expenditure does not materially add to the value of the property, appreciably prolong its life, or adapt it to a new or different use, an expenditure that causes property to be safe to people is no less deserving of the status of a deductible repair (indeed, such an expenditure is probably more deserving) than an expenditure that ensures the efficient mechanical operation of the property.
Once you understand these havoc-wreaking oxides, you can control their sources to prolong your induction melter's refractory life.
External causes of variation include factors that can prolong waiting time (process out of control) and that are not in full control of the physician: patient timeliness, not showing, unique problems, and emergencies.
Normally, the costs of repair and maintenance to property used in a trade, business or profession, or held for investment (that is, the costs that keep the property in an ordinarily efficient operating condition), are fully deductible, while expenses that are in the nature of replacements, or that prolong the life of an asset, materially add to its value or make it adaptable to a different use, normally must be capitalized (and depreciated over the asset's life).
The JKML General Secretary, Mohammad Rafiq Ganai, in a statement issued in Srinagar said Masarrat Aalam Butt was to be presented before a court for hearing of frivolous charges against him and was about to get clean chit and release orders from the court but the authorities were deliberately not presenting him before the court to prolong his illegal detention.
Amag Pharmaceuticals announced topline results from PROLONG, a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled clinical trial evaluating Makena in patients with a history of a prior spontaneous singleton preterm delivery.
The Parliament considered the bill on prolonging duration of amendments to Tax Code of Kyrgyzstan dated 19 February 2015, which propose to prolong the amendments from 31 December 2017 to 31 December 2022.
- South Plainfield, New Jersey-based biotechnology company Prolong Pharmaceuticals will present interim results from a Phase II trial of Sanguinate (PEGylated carboxyhemoglobin bovine) as a poster at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) annual meeting, which will take place December 9-12, in Atlanta, Georgia, the company said.
In addition, the group will pay a royalty of GBP 11 per unit to the Vendor for each Prolong device sold (no minimum yearly royalty commitment) for the term of Prolong's patent, due to expire in 2031.
Dozens of speakers urged Eugene city councilors during a public hearing Monday night to prolong the downtown urban renewal district.