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.

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