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con·tin·ue

 (kən-tĭn′yo͞o)
v. con·tin·ued, con·tin·u·ing, con·tin·ues
v.intr.
1. To go on with a particular action or in a particular condition; persist: We continued until the job was finished.
2. To exist over a period; last: The meeting continued for another hour.
3. To remain in the same state, capacity, or place: She continued as mayor for a second term.
4. To go on after an interruption; resume: The negotiations continued after a break for dinner.
5. To extend in a given direction: The stream continues for another five miles before it reaches the lake.
v.tr.
1. To carry on; persist in: The police will continue their investigation. I continued reading all afternoon.
2. To carry further in time, space, or development; extend: The builder will continue the road right through the swamp.
3. To cause to remain or last; retain or maintain: Are you continuing the prescription? The team continued its dominance over its opponents.
4. To carry on after an interruption; resume: After a break for lunch, we continued our hike.
5. Law To postpone or adjourn.

[Middle English continuen, from Old French continuer, from Latin continuāre, from continuus, continuous, from continēre, to hold together; see contain.]

con·tin′u·a·ble adj.
con·tin′u·er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.continuing - remaining in force or being carried on without letup; "the act provided a continuing annual appropriation"; "the continuing struggle to put food on the table"
continued - without stop or interruption; "to insure the continued success of the war"; "the continued existence of nationalism"; "the continued popularity of Westerns"
2.continuing - of long duration; "chronic money problems"
long - primarily temporal sense; being or indicating a relatively great or greater than average duration or passage of time or a duration as specified; "a long life"; "a long boring speech"; "a long time"; "a long friendship"; "a long game"; "long ago"; "an hour long"

continuing

adjective lasting, sustained, enduring, ongoing, in progress We advocate a continuing process of constitutional discussion.

continuing

adjective
1. Existing or remaining in the same state for an indefinitely long time:
Translations

continuing

[kənˈtɪnjʊɪŋ]
A. ADJ [argument] → irresoluto; [correspondence] → continuado
B. CPD continuing education N cursos de enseñanza para adultos

continuing

adjständig, fortgesetzt; processstetig, kontinuierlich (geh)
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Bhaer, continuing to confess the young sinner, who stood upon the knee, exploring the waistcoat pocket.
George Willard was in the office of the Eagle pretending to be at work on the writing of a story but in reality continuing the mood of the morning by the fire in the wood.
As carefully as possible they descended this, the rain continuing to fall, the wind to blow, the lightning to sizzle all about them and the thunder to boom in their ears.
The young man smiled to himself, for he believed he had mistaken some shining berry of the woods for the glistening eyeballs of a prowling savage, and he rode forward, continuing the conversation which had been interrupted by the passing thought.
I now began to meditate an escape, and carefully avoided their suspicions, continuing with them at Old Chelicothe until the first day of June following, and then was taken by them to the salt springs on Sciotha, and kept there, making salt, ten days.
The necessity of changing hands at times with their burdens brought a corresponding change of cavalier at the lady's side, although it was observed that the younger Kearney, for the sake of continuing a conversation with Miss Jessie, kept his grasp of the handle nearest the young lady until his hand was nearly cut through, and his arm worn out by exhaustion.
What she compelled herself to believe -- what, finally, she reasoned upon as her motive for continuing a resident of New England -- was half a truth, and half a self-delusion.
Threading its way out from among his grey hairs, and continuing right down one side of his tawny scorched face and neck, till it disappeared in his clothing, you saw a slender rod-like mark, lividly whitish.
Yes; and many is the time, when, after the severest uninterrupted labors, which know no night; continuing straight through for ninety-six hours; when from the boat, where they have swelled their wrists with all day rowing on the Line, --they only step to the deck to carry vast chains, and heave the heavy windlass, and cut and slash, yea, and in their very sweatings to be smoked and burned anew by the combined fires of the equatorial sun and the equatorial try-works; when, on the heel of all this, they have finally bestirred themselves to cleanse the ship, and make a spotless dairy room of it; many is the time the poor fellows, just buttoning the necks of their clean frocks, are startled by the cry of There she blows
Having the advantage of her in altitude, the driver had stood his ground and even ventured to attempt to speak; and the result had been a furious altercation, which, continuing all the way down Ashland Avenue, had added a new swarm of urchins to the cortege at each side street for half a mile.
Haley is his name," said Shelby, turning himself rather uneasily in his chair, and continuing with his eyes fixed on a letter.
Even down to my birth-century that poison was still in the blood of Christendom, and the best of English com- moners was still content to see his inferiors impudently continuing to hold a number of positions, such as lord- ships and the throne, to which the grotesque laws of his country did not allow him to aspire; in fact, he was not merely contented with this strange condition of things, he was even able to persuade himself that he was proud of it.

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