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Definitions of continue

  1. 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"
  2. exist over a prolonged period of time; " The bad weather continued for two more weeks"
  3. 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"
  4. 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"
  5. 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"
  6. 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"
  7. To remain in a given place or condition; to remain in connection with; to abide; to stay.
  8. To be permanent or durable; to endure; to last.
  9. 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.
  10. To unite; to connect.
  11. To protract or extend in duration; to preserve or persist in; to cease not.
  12. To carry onward or extend; to prolong or produce; to add to or draw out in length.
  13. To retain; to suffer or cause to remain; as, the trustees were continued; also, to suffer to live.
  14. To carry on without interruption; persist in; extend or prolong; postpone or keep undecided; as, to continue a law case.
  15. To remain; abide; endure; persevere.
  16. To draw out or prolong: to extend or increase in any way: to unite without break: to persist in.
  17. To remain in the same place or state: to last or endure: to persevere.
  18. To persist in; carry on; extend.
  19. To remain; keep on; endure.
  20. To extend or prolong.
  21. To be durable; last; endure; abide; keep on; persist.
  22. To protract; to extend; to produce or draw out in length; to persevere in; to let remain. See Contain.
  23. To remain; to last; to endure; to persevere.
  24. 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. " 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
  3. It was still that; now it would continue to be until death. – Linda Condon by Joseph Hergesheimer
  4. 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
  5. They could attack many more times and continue to spray the building with bullets. – The Green Beret by Thomas Edward Purdom
  6. Are you going to continue talking nonsense? – Project Gutenberg, Dialstone Lane, by W.W. Jacobs by W.W. Jacobs
  7. 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
  8. But if Dorothy had heard of it would she continue to receive me? – Children of the Market Place by Edgar Lee Masters
  9. I did not continue acting. – The Camp Fire Girls' Careers by Margaret Vandercook
  10. With Laura at home, he heard Edith continue, you at least had a daughter to run your house. – His Family by Ernest Poole
  11. And so it will continue to be. – The Life and Works of Friedrich Schiller by Calvin Thomas
  12. Here he began, here he will continue to sleep. – Roof and Meadow by Dallas Lore Sharp
  13. That's what they'll continue to do if you give them a chance. – Mrs. Red Pepper by Grace S. Richmond
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