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Definitions of continue

  1. To remain; to last; to endure; to persevere. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To carry on without interruption; persist in; extend or prolong; postpone or keep undecided; as, to continue a law case. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To draw out or prolong: to extend or increase in any way: to unite without break: to persist in. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. To persist in; carry on; extend. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. To extend or prolong. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. To remain; abide; endure; persevere. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. To remain in the same place or state: to last or endure: to persevere. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. To remain; keep on; endure. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. exist over a prolonged period of time; "The bad weather continued for two more weeks" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. allow to remain in a place or position; "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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  11. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. To remain in a given place or condition; to remain in connection with; to abide; to stay. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. To be permanent or durable; to endure; to last. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  16. To unite; to connect. Newage Dictionary DB
  17. To protract or extend in duration; to preserve or persist in; to cease not. Newage Dictionary DB
  18. To carry onward or extend; to prolong or produce; to add to or draw out in length. Newage Dictionary DB
  19. To retain; to suffer or cause to remain; as, the trustees were continued; also, to suffer to live. Newage Dictionary DB
  20. To be durable; last; endure; abide; keep on; persist. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. To abide or remain in a state or place; to endure; to extend from one thing to another; to protract; to persevere in. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for continue

  1. " You can raise a garden all right, I reckon," Oliver's new friend told him, following him as he rose to continue his journey. – The Heritage of the Hills by Arthur P. Hankins
  2. May you live long and continue in the making of good books. – Comrade Kropotkin by Victor Robinson
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