Which preposition to use with prolongs

for Occurrences 40%

Children stood ankle deep in water, pumping hour after hour, and their work was sometimes prolonged for thirty-six hours continuously; so that it was no wonder the children died early, that they suffered much from disease, and led cheerless, wretched lives.

to Occurrences 27%

Thus with all his wonderful equanimity, 'grave Carleton' left Canada with no light heart when he took six months' leave of absence in 1770; and he would have been more anxious still if he could have foreseen that his absence was to be prolonged to no less than four years.

in Occurrences 12%

This drive may be prolonged in two directions: firstly, by crossing the Nive and the Adour to the Guards' cemetery (where those who fell in the sortie from Bayonne 1813-14, are buried) at St. Etienne; and secondly, by following the bank of the river for some distance (past the market), and turning up into the country by way of St. Pierre to the Croix de Mouguère.

into Occurrences 11%

The nose was prolonged into a snout; thus it was that with the little eyes and queer ears, gave it such an extraordinarily swinelike appearance.

from Occurrences 6%

The Flaminian way was prolonged from its northern termination at Ariminum, under the name of the Aemilian way, to Placentia (567).

through Occurrences 6%

Suffice it that after sad spirits, prolonged through many of its months, as it called them, we have cast our skins, have taken a farewell of the pompous, troublesome trifle called housekeeping, and are settled down into poor boarders and lodgers at next door with an old couple, the Baucis and Baucida of dull Enfield.

beyond Occurrences 4%

Von H. I am, as always, at your Excellency's service; only I beg that the interview may not be prolonged beyond what is strictly needful.

on Occurrences 3%

The young men had arrived just at the same hour, on the stroke of nine, when the eight o'clock dinner was over and done with; for a tête-à-tête meal with Fräulein Müller was not a feast to be prolonged on account of its felicity.

throughout Occurrences 3%

The struggle was prolonged throughout the summer; and when, in November, 886, Charles the Fat at last appeared before Paris, "with a large army of all nations," it was to purchase the retreat of the Northmen at the cost of a heavy ransom, and by allowing them to go and winter in Burgundy, "whereof the inhabitants obeyed not the Emperor.

as Occurrences 2%

He needs an excess of sleep, sleeps heavily, needs sleep during the day, when awakened in the morning still feels tired, and rather dull and restless, dresses slowly, has to be coaxed or forced to dress, gets to school late nearly every morning, does badly at the school, reaction time, learning time and remembering time being prolonged as compared with the average, and is lazy at home lessons.

at Occurrences 2%

This he shortens or prolongs at will by the mere wave of his magician's rod.

until Occurrences 2%

At the end of the year the prohibitory act had its life prolonged until the beginning of 1793; and continuation acts adopted every two or three years thereafter extended the régime until the end of 1803.

with Occurrences 1%

The war may either be prolonged with advantage, or be brought to a speedy conclusion.

after Occurrences 1%

The account, taken down from the lips of a Chinook Indian, is not perfectly clear; some of the restrictions were prolonged after the girl's second monthly period.

by Occurrences 1%

"There chast Alceste lives inviolate, 425 Free from all care, for that her husbands daies She did prolong by changing fate for fate: Lo!

down Occurrences 1%

Can be prolonged down the opposite side to St. Sauveur.

during Occurrences 1%

And in closing a series of art-studies, prolonged during so many years, it may be perhaps permitted me to point out this specialty,the rather that it has been, of all their characters, the one most denied.

of Occurrences 1%

There is nothing more to be said; and all prolonging of the discussion is a needless pain, and is endangering the very foundations of our affection for each other.

over Occurrences 1%

To intensify the latter and multiply the number of blows, the clapper spring is prolonged over the fulcrum and bent back so as to form a spring, which is tightened by the lifting of the flap, and sends the clapper down on the bell with increased force.

past Occurrences 1%

Mr. Pope who had been always subjected to a variety of bodily infirmities, finding his strength give way, began to think that his days, which had been prolonged past his expectation, were drawing towards a conclusion.

under Occurrences 1%

To the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States: It has appeared that at the recovery of the Michigan Territory from the temporary possession of the enemy the inhabitants thereof were left in so destitute and distressed a condition as to require from the public stores certain supplies essential to their subsistence, which have been prolonged under the same necessity which called for them.

about Occurrences 1%

He seemed to scorn the use of the Kachelofen, the great porcelain stove, and was wrapped from head to foot in a heavy woollen robe which enveloped him and was prolonged about his head into a kind of cowl.

Which preposition to use with  prolongs