continue

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v continue exist over a prolonged period of time "The bad weather continued for two more weeks"
    • v continue continue talking "I know it's hard," he continued, "but there is no choice","carry on--pretend we are not in the room"
    • v continue move ahead; travel onward in time or space "We proceeded towards Washington","She continued in the direction of the hills","We are moving ahead in time now"
    • v continue allow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature "We cannot continue several servants any longer","She retains a lawyer","The family's fortune waned and they could not keep their household staff","Our grant has run out and we cannot keep you on","We kept the work going as long as we could","She retained her composure","this garment retains its shape even after many washings"
    • v continue keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last "preserve the peace in the family","continue the family tradition","Carry on the old traditions"
    • v continue continue a certain state, condition, or activity "Keep on working!","We continued to work into the night","Keep smiling","We went on working until well past midnight"
    • v continue span an interval of distance, space or time "The war extended over five years","The period covered the turn of the century","My land extends over the hills on the horizon","This farm covers some 200 acres","The Archipelago continues for another 500 miles"
    • v continue continue in a place, position, or situation "After graduation, she stayed on in Cambridge as a student adviser","Stay with me, please","despite student protests, he remained Dean for another year","She continued as deputy mayor for another year"
    • v continue continue after an interruption "The demonstration continued after a break for lunch"
    • v continue do something repeatedly and showing no intention to stop "We continued our research into the cause of the illness","The landlord persists in asking us to move"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Certain frogs can be frozen solid then thawed and continue living.
    • Continue To be permanent or durable; to endure; to last. "But now thy kingdom shall not continue ."
    • Continue To be steadfast or constant in any course; to persevere; to abide; to endure; to persist; to keep up or maintain a particular condition, course, or series of actions; as, the army continued to advance. "If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed."
    • Continue To carry onward or extend; to prolong or produce; to add to or draw out in length. "A bridge of wond'rous length,
      From hell continued , reaching th' utmost orb
      of this frail world."
    • Continue To protract or extend in duration; to preserve or persist in; to cease not. "O continue thy loving kindness unto them that know thee.""You know how to make yourself happy by only continuing such a life as you have been long accustomed to lead."
    • Continue To remain in a given place or condition; to remain in connection with; to abide; to stay. "Here to continue , and build up here
      A growing empire."
      "They continue with me now three days, and have nothing to eat."
    • Continue To retain; to suffer or cause to remain; as, the trustees were continued ; also, to suffer to live. "And how shall we continue Claudio."
    • Continue To unite; to connect. "the use of the navel is to continue the infant unto the mother."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Damascus, Syria is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world. Civilization can be traced as far back as 2,000 B.C.
    • continue To connect or unite; make continuous.
    • continue To extend from one point to another; produce or draw out in length: as, continue the line from A to B; let the line be continued to the boundary.
    • continue To protract or carry on; not to cease from or terminate.
    • continue To persevere in; not to cease to do or use: as, to continue the same diet.
    • continue To carry on from the point of suspension; resume the course of; extend in the same course: as, to continue a line of railroad from its present terminus; the story will be continued next week.
    • continue To suffer or cause to remain as before; retain: as, to continue judges in their posts.
    • continue To keep enduringly; prolong the state or life of.
    • continue To go forward or onward in any course or action; proceed: the opposite of cease: as, he continued talking for some minutes more.
    • continue To persevere; be steadfast or constant in any course.
    • continue To remain in a state or place; abide or stay indefinitely.
    • continue To last; be durable; endure; be permanent.
    • continue Synonyms Sojourn, etc. See abide.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Even though they broke up 25 years ago, the Beatles continue to sell more records each year than the Rolling Stones.
    • v.t Continue kon-tin′ū to draw out or prolong: to extend or increase in any way: to unite without break: to persist in
    • v.i Continue to remain in the same place or state: to last or endure: to persevere
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Quotations

  • Les Brown
    Les%20Brown
    “All of us need to grow continuously in our lives.”
  • Napoleon Hill
    Napoleon%20Hill
    “Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle...”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    Johann%20Wolfgang%20Von%20Goethe
    “The phrases that men hear or repeat continually, end by becoming convictions and ossify the organs of intelligence.”
  • Deepak Chopra
    Deepak%20Chopra
    “Happiness is a continuation of happenings which are not resisted.”
  • Francis Quarles
    Francis%20Quarles
    “Anger may repast with thee for an hour, but not repose for a night; the continuance of anger is hatred, the continuance of hatred turns malice.”
  • Winston Churchill
    Winston%20Churchill
    “Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. continuer, L. continuare, -tinuatum, to connect, continue, fr. continuus,. See Continuous, and cf. Continuate

Usage

In literature:

It continued to the banks of New-Year's Creek, a part of which it thickly lined.
"Two Expeditions into the Interior of Southern Australia, Complete" by Charles Sturt
The habit continued through life.
"Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Complete" by Ulysses S. Grant
She was continually taking up with 'lame ducks' of one sort or another.
"The Forsyte Saga, Complete" by John Galsworthy
The habit continued through life.
"Memoirs of Three Civil War Generals, Complete" by U. S. Grant, W. T. Sherman, P. H. Sheridan
His heart no longer inclined him to continue in Philip's service, even were he furnished with the means of doing so.
"The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume II.(of III) 1566-74" by John Lothrop Motley
We can not continue these brilliant successes in the future, unless we continue to learn from the past.
"U.S. Presidential Inaugural Addresses" by Various
To the great slave-market at Jedda a continual stream of negro captives has flowed for hundreds of years.
"The River War" by Winston S. Churchill
Side 3 Miles passed the Mouth of a Creek St. Side Called Le quever, this Same course continued to a Point Ld.
"The Journals of Lewis and Clark" by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
Then the voices burst forth, and the sound of a fresh canticle arose, and continued like a lamentation.
"Lourdes From the "Three Cities"" by Emile Zola
The huge still continued to trickle forth its alcoholic sweat.
"L'Assommoir" by Emile Zola
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In poetry:

Do I, said Montrose, continue such a terror still?
Now when these good men are about my blood to spill,
But let them look to themselves, for after I am dead,
Their wicked consciences will be in continual dread.
"The Execution of James Graham, Marquis of Montrose" by William Topaz McGonagall
But a gale from the south-west sprang up that night,
Which filled the passengers' hearts with fright;
And it continued to increase in violence as the night wore on,
Whilst the lady passengers looked very woe-begone.
"The Burning of the Ship 'Kent'" by William Topaz McGonagall
You who were my flesh’s sensitive conscience
You I love forever you who made me
You will not tolerate oppression or injury
You’ll sing in dream of earthly happiness
You’ll dream of freedom and I’ll continue you
"Talking Of Power And Love " by Paul Eluard
"A scurvy rogue!" continued Quog.
'Twas easy to outwit the dog.
Altho', perhaps, I risked my life -
I've heard he's handy with a knife.
Ah, well, 'twas for my country's sake . . .
(Thanks; just one slice of currant cake.)"
"The Debate" by C J Dennis
It shall be customary in the houses and streets to see manly
affection;
The most dauntless and rude shall touch face to face lightly;
The dependence of Liberty shall be lovers,
The continuance of Equality shall be comrades.
"Over The Carnage" by Walt Whitman
There is not much else to tell.
One tries one's best to continue as before,
Doing some little good.
But I would have you know that all is not well
With a man dead set to ignore
The endless repetitions of his own murmurous blood.
"A Letter" by Anthony Hecht

In news:

Newman (The Missing Class) examines the proliferation of " accordion families," in which children continue to live with their parents late into their 20s and 30s.
Monitors compliance with continuing education requirements.
CACI task order continues its role in upgrading DOD accounting system .
McLaughlin said the city continues to stress the importance of filling out the logs, but officials are doubtful they will ever fully reconcile with meter readings because of human error.
That and our continuing encroachment into their territory has brought them and us into conflict.
DEA, Huron County Sheriff's Office continue investigation.
Evgeni Malkin, tripped up by the stick of the Canadiens' Tom Pyatt in a game earlier this year, will miss the Penguins first game after the all-star break tonight at Madison Square Garden because of continuing sinus problems.
The actions by the Commerce Department highlight continuing pressures on important fisheries and the economics depending on them.
The actress, introduced in the freshman season finale as the series' mysterious hacker, will continue to work against Finch and Reese.
The prosecution is scheduled to continue calling witnesses today in an Alger County involuntary manslaughter trial.
Centered on Haynie's Corner, celebration continues through Sunday.
I supported President Obama's decision to double American forces in Afghanistan and continue to support his objectives.
GOP can't continue to alienate Hispanic voters.
The firestorm that engulfed Chick-fil-A following comments made against same-sex marriage by leader Dan Cathy may have ebbed, but the fallout continues.
While the broad economy continued to sputter over the past year, the firms on Food Management's 2012 Top 50 Contract Management Companies list demonstrated a continued ability to grow.
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In science:

This is the smallest topology on Y making the identity mapping x 7→ x continuous. A partial function f :⊆ X → Z with dom(f ) = Y is continuous iff f : Y → Z is continuous.
Uniform test of algorithmic randomness over a general space
It is more convenient to define a countable subbase using bounded continuous functions f , since µ 7→ µf is continuous on such functions, while µ 7→ µU is typically not continuous when U is an open set.
Uniform test of algorithmic randomness over a general space
Repeating now the arguments in the reverse order, we take this outgoing wave and continue it towards the horizon using the differential equation; then continue it over the horizon using the analytical continuation via the lower semiplane of the complex r-plane.
Tunneling into black hole, escape from black hole, reflection from horizon and pair creation
The appearance of both continuous and discrete labels has a nice physical interpretation [161]: continuous representations describe spacelike edges, and seem to imply a continuous length spectrum, while discrete representations label timelike edges, and suggest discrete time.
Quantum Gravity in 2+1 Dimensions: The Case of a Closed Universe
Such a continuity will be called a continuity on E ′ (though it does not imply the continuity on E ′ endowed with the strong dual topology).
A note of spaces of test and generalized functions of Poisson white noise
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