Antonyms of PROTRACT

Examples of usage:

  1. It is true, that they would have them manumitted immediately:- for they believe slavery is sin, and that therefore the slaveholder has no right to protract the bondage of his slaves for a single year, or for a single day or hour;- not even, were he to do so to afford them " a moral preparation" for freedom, or to accomplish any other of the kindest and best purposes. "The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus" by American Anti-Slavery Society
  2. But for the sake of equity, and to compensate the wastes of war, Congress ought to decree the confiscation of property of all those who, being at the helm, by their political incapacity or tricks contribute to protract the war and increase its expense. "Diary from March 4, 1861, to November 12, 1862" by Adam Gurowski
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