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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Protend To hold out; to stretch forth. "With his protended lance he makes defence."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • protend To hold out; stretch forth; extend forward: used especially of a spear.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Protend prō-tend′ to stretch or hold out
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. protendere, protensum,; pro, before, forth + tendere, to stretch
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—pro, forth, tendĕre, tensum, to stretch.


In literature:

Idiots, with blear eyes and protending under-lips, gibbered and whined.
"The Garden Of Allah" by Robert Hichens
Margaret, equally furious, catches his protended countenance a box on the cheek.
"Fanny's First Play" by George Bernard Shaw
The immense triumphal arch, a gigantic mouth protended to swallow up the Cathedral!
"The Torrent" by Vicente Blasco Ibañez