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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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Often, the authors of your indignity as a citizen - your political leaders and elite - are themselves victims of their own ignorance for they are continuators of a paradigm of institutional and individual genuflection to the white man - a carryover from the colonial era.
And although great economic crises did not lead, as Marx had predicted, to a universal revolution of the proletariat, because of his theories, criticized, reassessed and developed until today by numerous continuators, Western organizational culture ceased to be identified with the guarantee of security, was "disenchanted" and became to a significant extent a fluent, unpredictable, capricious, sometimes shallow subject of critical analyses, which are characteristic not only for the representatives of the Frankfurt school (6).
(53) Socialists were thus immediately drawn to the Hungarian insurgents, who were seen as continuators of the revolutionary process.
Among their topics are the sack of Jerusalem in 1099 and crusader violence viewed by contemporary chroniclers, scriptural allusions in the crusading accounts of Frutolf of Michelsberg and his continuators, the use of the Bible in the arengae of Pope Gregory IX's crusade calls, providential history in the chronicles of the Baltic Crusades, and the "holy women" in the liturgy and the art of of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in 12th-century Jerusalem.
(5) In 1669 Henry More coined the category of Gnosticism in order to lump together all the heresies that Irenaeus and his continuators condemned.
Robert Eisenberger, the collaborators and continuators, correlated the different items or questions (each of them independently) with the sense of belonging, and reported that these were statistically high.
During the reign of Edward III, for example, two independent continuators of the French Brut used precisely this method in dealing with another problematic aspect of the previous reign: Edward II's queen Isabella, possibly complicit in his murder, could not be painted either as wronged saint or conspiring villain without reflecting badly on her son, Edward III.
Herbert himself uses the term flanowanie [flaneuring] to refer to the manner of perceiving European cities characteristic of his works (and of his many continuators in Polish literature (9)), the manner whose principal feature is the aesthetization prevailing in Herbert's writings.
The winner continuators of the story: the Lukan Pauline Christianity and Rabbinical Judaism, as two siblings, will fight for the supremacy of authority and power.