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One that continues, especially a person who carries on the work of another.
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a person who continues something, esp the work of someone else
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(kənˈtɪn yuˌeɪ tər)

one that continues.
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Later, from the 1980s onwards, she was praised as one of the best late twentieth-century novelists together with Iris Murdoch and Doris Lessing, and--especially after her death--a perfect continuator of the great tradition landmarked by Jane Austen, the Brontes, George Eliot, and Virginia Woolf.
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Thus, while Napoleon is often credited with creating this style of warfare, for the great Prussian theorist Carl von Clausewitz, Napoleon was merely the continuator of a process really begun by Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg.
The second generation in a family business: an agent of change or continuator of family tradition?
Probably the most important continuator of Freud in this respect was the French psychoanalyst Geza Roheim, who made the effort to verify on the anthropological fieldwork the solidity of Freud's psychoanalytical vision of magic.
First, while Lydgate was clearly not shy when it came to asserting his authorship--indeed, he names himself in more texts than any other Middle English writer (3)--I am keen to register that it is the continuator of the Secrees, not Lydgate himself, who identifies Lydgate as the author of the text's opening section.
The continuator of this idea was Menniger who, in his Man against Himself, starting from ideas of pulsions, saw a crime in the suicide, namely, the wish to kill is reversed and turned through external conjunctures against one's own person.
The land, nature itself, takes revenge on the elder Morgan when his son, his continuator, is drowned in a river swollen by the rain that is so characteristic of the glen.