• WordNet 3.6
    • n continuance the act of continuing an activity without interruption
    • n continuance the property of enduring or continuing in time
    • n continuance the period of time during which something continues
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Spit Bergen, Norway at one time of the year the sun shines continuously for three and a half months.
    • Continuance A holding on, or remaining in a particular state; permanence, as of condition, habits, abode, etc.; perseverance; constancy; duration; stay. "Great plagues, and of long continuance .""Patient continuance in well-doing."
    • Continuance A holding together; continuity.
    • Continuance (Law) The adjournment of the proceedings in a cause from one day, or from one stated term of a court, to another.
    • Continuance (Law) The entry of such adjournment and the grounds thereof on the record.
    • Continuance Uninterrupted succession; continuation; constant renewal; perpetuation; propagation. "The brute immediately regards his own preservation or the continuance of his species."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: At 12 years old, an African named Ernest Loftus made his first entry in his diary and continued everyday for 91 years.
    • n continuance A holding on, remaining, or abiding in a particular state, or in a course or series; permanence, as of habits, condition, or abode; a state of lasting; continuation; constancy; perseverance; duration.
    • n continuance Uninterrupted succession or continuation; indefinite prolongation; perpetuation.
    • n continuance Progression of time.
    • n continuance In law: The deferring of a trial or hearing, or the fixing of a future day for the parties to a suit to appear or to be heard. Specifically— In the United States, the deferring of a trial or suit from one stated term of the court to another.
    • n continuance Continuity; resistance to a separation of parts; a holding together; ductility.
    • n continuance Synonyms and Continuity, etc. See continuation.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Roosevelt was the most superstitious president—he traveled continually but never left on a Friday. He also would not sit at the same table that held thirteen other people.
    • n Continuance duration: uninterrupted succession: stay
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  • Oscar Wilde
    “When a man has once loved a woman, he will do anything for her, except continue to love her.”
  • David Sarnoff
    David Sarnoff
    “The human brain must continue to frame the problems for the electronic machine to solve.”
  • Confucius
    “To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.”
  • Peter Davies
    Peter Davies
    “Motivation is like food for the brain. You cannot get enough in one sitting. It needs continual and regular top up s.”
  • William Dean Howells
    William Dean Howells
    “He who sleeps in continual noise is wakened by silence.”
  • Basil O'Connor
    Basil O'Connor
    “The world cannot continue to wage war like physical giants and to seek peace like intellectual pygmies.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. continuance,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. continuārecontinuus, joined, connected, from continēre.


In literature:

My prospects, however, of being able to leave home continue very unsettled.
"Charlotte Bronte and Her Circle" by Clement K. Shorter
Suburbs grew to a continuous stretch of lighted streets and houses.
"The She Boss" by Arthur Preston Hankins
Apparently, the German forces were carrying everything before them as the retreat continued.
"Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights" by Kelly Miller
The prince continued his route to Cambron, and in a little time both armies retired into winter quarters.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II. From William and Mary to George II." by Tobias Smollett
During the 18th century the fortifications and the naval importance of the town continued to develop.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
We who were in support were awakened before daybreak by continuous artillery and rifle fire which ominously increased in volume.
"The Fifth Battalion Highland Light Infantry in the War 1914-1918" by F.L. Morrison
Cousin Charley kept up a continual talk.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
The water, clear as crystal, as it hurries on over the rocks, keeps up a continuous murmur.
"The Citizen-Soldier" by John Beatty
A continuous murmur reaches your ears.
"From Pole to Pole" by Sven Anders Hedin
For three days the gale continued.
"In the Eastern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston

In poetry:

I would still continue on my way,
Through the Shenandoah valley,
Where the "boys in blue and the boys in gray,"
Would waver again to rally.
"The Trip I Would Like to Take" by Frank Barbour Coffin
For life is one continuous change;
There's nothing stable, nothing sure,
Nothing in all our mortal range
That we can grasp and feel secure.
"Valedictory On Leaving San Francisco, California." by James Madison Bell
Strange mixture of the good and ill,
He strives continually to bend
Those qualities, with wondrous skill,
To meet in one, which never blend.
"Man And His Pleasures" by Thomas Frederick Young
"Sir," said the grand Shakesperian boy
(Continuing to blaze away),
"You think my face a source of joy;
That shows you know not what you say.
"An Unfortunate Likeness" by William Schwenck Gilbert
I saw my fellows, brown'd and rough with toil,
Work with all good in view;
And pushing onward with continuous moil
To what is grand and true.
"In Tempe" by Alexander Anderson
Music follows thee,
And, continually,
Thy life is changed and sweetened happily,
Having no more than roseleaf shade of gloom,
O bird of bloom!
"The Humming Bird" by Maurice Thompson

In news:

Despite what they call continued progress, the BCS power brokers remain divided or unsettled on many important aspects of college football's future postseason model.
Physician employment continues to grow and will likely reach unprecedented levels in the years to come.
Ex-husband must continue paying alimony to wife, despite her having a boyfriend.
Star-Ledger file photo A New Jersey appellate court has ruled that the ex-husband of a Morris County woman must continue paying alimony , even though she is in a serious relationship with another man.
Continuing Thanksgiving traditions at the Eagles Club and Pour House.
All Saints Continues Historic Run to Regional Volleyball Final.
UCLA continued its hot streak, picking up a commitment from quarterback T.J. Millweard (Fort Worth, Texas/All Saints Episcopal).
The investigation continues into the discovery of a man found shot to death inside a car in Northeast Philadelphia early Wednesday morning.
The longer they continue to bicker over who is going to get a bigger piece of the pie, they continue to remind all of us, our piece of the pie will never measure up to theirs, no matter how hard we work.
What is the difference between continuous and continual .
And PLEASANTON, Calif — Fashion discounters continue to thrive in this economy, with TJX and Ross Stores continuing to report impressive monthly sales results.
UCAN has initiated a Superior Court-supervised voluntary dissolution designed to allow the organization to continue to continue its core mission of ratepayer advocacy while addressing some persistent legal challenges.
0As the Powerball jackpot continues to increase, people looking for a little luck continue to buy tickets for their chance at millions of dollars.
As the moisture deficit continues across much of Minnesota, University of Minnesota Extension educators are hearing the question: What if the drought pattern continues.
"This is something that we're going to continue to debate, and I personally am going to continue to wrestle with going forward," he said.

In science:

Thanks to these properties, we may just check the continuity in probability at time 0, and it is trivial because HF is a.s. continuous and positive on (0, 1). (cid:3) It appears that besides these elementary properties, the process HF is quite hard to study.
The genealogy of self-similar fragmentations with negative index as a continuum random tree
H¨older-continuity of HF , so that when the previous integral is finite for every n, the height process HF is H¨older-continuous of order δ for every δ < γ , whatever is n0 .
The genealogy of self-similar fragmentations with negative index as a continuum random tree
This defines Lθ on a dense subset of [0, 1] as an increasing function, which can be extended to the whole interval [0, 1] uniquely as a continuous function, because H θ is itself continuous, and the excursion heights are dense in [0, H θ U ].
Weak convergence of random p-mappings and the exploration process of inhomogeneous continuum random trees
Thus, the random hypergraph phase transition can be discontinuous, in that t∗ may not be a continuous function of β2 at β2 = 1/2, whereas the random graph phase transition is always continuous.
Critical random hypergraphs: The emergence of a giant set of identifiable vertices
Then using the continuous functional calculus we can define a continuous pro jection valued function qt : Vt → Mm(k) by qt (y ) = ξJt (φk (pap)).
Simple nuclear $C^*$-algebras of tracial topological rank one