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Definitions of continue

  1. 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"
  2. continue with one's activities; " I know it's hard," he continued, " but there is no choice"; " carry on-- pretend we are not in the room"
  3. carry forward; " We continued our research into the cause of the illness"
  4. exist over a prolonged period of time; " The bad weather continued for two more weeks"
  5. 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"
  6. 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"
  7. 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"
  8. 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"
  9. continue after an interruption; " The demonstration continued after a break for lunch"
  10. To remain in a given place or condition; to remain in connection with; to abide; to stay.
  11. To be permanent or durable; to endure; to last.
  12. 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.
  13. To unite; to connect.
  14. To protract or extend in duration; to preserve or persist in; to cease not.
  15. To carry onward or extend; to prolong or produce; to add to or draw out in length.
  16. To retain; to suffer or cause to remain; as, the trustees were continued; also, to suffer to live.
  17. To carry on without interruption; persist in; extend or prolong; postpone or keep undecided; as, to continue a law case.
  18. To remain; abide; endure; persevere.
  19. To draw out or prolong: to extend or increase in any way: to unite without break: to persist in.
  20. To remain in the same place or state: to last or endure: to persevere.
  21. To persist in; carry on; extend.
  22. To remain; keep on; endure.
  23. To extend or prolong.
  24. To be durable; last; endure; abide; keep on; persist.
  25. To protract; to extend; to produce or draw out in length; to persevere in; to let remain. See Contain.
  26. To remain; to last; to endure; to persevere.
  27. To abide or remain in a state or place; to endure; to extend from one thing to another; to protract; to persevere in.
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Quotes of continue

  1. World War II, the atomic bomb, the Cold War, made it hard for Americans to continue their optimism. – Stephen Ambrose
  2. We cannot continue Our pension costs and health care costs for our employees are going to bankrupt this city. – Michael Bloomberg
  3. There is one final point I would like to make this week. As I said on the floor of the House during deliberation of this latest supplemental, hope is something Americans should never lose. Let each of us, both by our words and actions, continue to provide that hope. – Jo Bonner
  4. While the debate on the Patriot Act is far from over, it is important that all Americans continue in this dialogue and work together to ensure greater security for our nation. – Jo Bonner
  5. But I knew that what had happened was an eye -opener not only to the United States but also to Pakistan, who realized that after what has happened on the 11th of September, it was simply impossible to continue to play those games in Afghanistan. – Lakhdar Brahimi
  6. In the last analysis, of course, an oath will encourage fidelity in office only to the degree that officeholders continue to believe that they cannot escape ultimate accountability for a breach of faith. – James L. Buckley
  7. But Canada remains a crucial partner in this global war on terrorism, and we are grateful for that. Canadian naval vessels, aircraft and military personnel continue anti -terrorist operations in the Persian Gulf. – Paul Cellucci
  8. Women are most fascinating between the ages of 35 and 40 after they have won a few races and know how to pace themselves. Since few women ever pass 40, maximum fascination can continue indefinitely. – Christian Dior
  9. For anybody to say well this is not Hip Hop and that's not Hip Hop, that is not the way the formula was laid down. It was for the people who were going to continue take anything musically and string it along. – Grandmaster Flash
  10. With weak balance sheets, banks tend to continue lending unprofitable businesses and leave them existing. – Toshihiko Fukui
  11. In the over two centuries since the signing of the Declaration of Independence, millions of Americans have bravely served our nation in uniform so that all generations can continue to enjoy those same liberties. – Doc Hastings
  12. Peace and abstinence from European interferences are our objects, and so will continue while the present order of things in America remain uninterrupted. – Thomas Jefferson
  13. My focus is that firearms are handled safely and that we can continue to enjoy them here in North America. – Steve Kanaly
  14. And our size: The company this year is going to be close to $50 billion, so if that's the case and you can continue to grow that fast, I would rather put my energies to solving customer problems and growing our business than worrying about integrating and laying people off. – Kevin Rollins
  15. I am among the few who continue to draw after childhood is ended, continuing and perfecting childhood drawing- without the traditional interruption of academic training. – Saul Steinberg

Usage examples for continue

  1. Continue to be ever my true and only love, my all! – The Love Affairs of Great Musicians, Volume 1 by Rupert Hughes
  2. Then in a different voice, he said that Hope Passage was our best chance of finding life, and after this sleep we would continue our walk there. – Out of the Earth by George Edrich
  3. It was still that; now it would continue to be until death. – Linda Condon by Joseph Hergesheimer
  4. Then Glory Goldie held her peace and let Jan continue The Empress's father, for his part, Feels so happy in his heart. – The Emperor of Portugallia by Selma Lagerlof
  5. May you live long and continue in the making of good books. – Comrade Kropotkin by Victor Robinson
  6. And so it will continue to be. – The Life and Works of Friedrich Schiller by Calvin Thomas
  7. She was still in the house, and likely to continue there. – Her Mother's Secret by Emma D. E. N. Southworth
  8. They could attack many more times and continue to spray the building with bullets. – The Green Beret by Thomas Edward Purdom
  9. Are you going to continue talking nonsense? – Project Gutenberg, Dialstone Lane, by W.W. Jacobs by W.W. Jacobs
  10. With Anfossi under suspicion his usefulness was for the moment at an end; and to accept the chance offered her to continue on to Paris seemed most wise. – Somewhere in France by Richard Harding Davis
  11. It is, indeed, wonderful, Mr Castleton, that you and my son should thus have been brought together, and I trust that whatever may occur, your friendship will continue as warm as ever. – Won from the Waves by W.H.G. Kingston
  12. That's what they'll continue to do if you give them a chance. – Mrs. Red Pepper by Grace S. Richmond
  13. But if Dorothy had heard of it would she continue to receive me? – Children of the Market Place by Edgar Lee Masters
  14. I did not continue acting. – The Camp Fire Girls' Careers by Margaret Vandercook
  15. You have been too long one of the family not to continue your friendship with her. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  16. Here he began, here he will continue to sleep. – Roof and Meadow by Dallas Lore Sharp
  17. With Laura at home, he heard Edith continue you at least had a daughter to run your house. – His Family by Ernest Poole
  18. We will see if we can continue our little talk about it. – Three Comedies by Björnstjerne M. Björnson Commentator: R. Farquharson Sharp
  19. " 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

Rhymes for continue