The ruling said Ireland had failed ‘over a protracted period of time’ to establish an adequate and fully operational licensing system for waste disposal.
Sometimes being physically ill or unwell over a protracted period until you're moving over or at least skirting closely along the line into invalidity can bring on a state of melancholy.
The claimant, who had been involved in bitter and protracted partnership disputes relating to the firm of solicitors of which he had formally been a partner, sued the defendant barrister for alleged negligence.
Similarly, Guinness was unhappy with the protracted walk that Lean expected him to make across the parade ground after his release from the hot box.
Being locked up for protracted periods with only your own thoughts for company can become torturous.
Federal Court decisions in two cases stemming from the protracted lockout are expected next week.
I did have some level of anxiety at going underwater for protracted periods.
‘Earnings are likely to be damaged should prices stay at this level for a protracted period,’ he added.
Younger readers will not remember, but that particular industrial dispute was both protracted and bitter; it involved running battles between scores of miners on the one hand and scores of police on the other.
We can expect a protracted tug of war, which may drag on until the review deadline draws near.