On and on


On and on
On On, adv. [See {On}, prep.] 1. Forward, in progression; onward; -- usually with a verb of motion; as, move on; go on; the beat goes on. ``Time glides on.'' --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

The path is smooth that leadeth on to danger. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Forward, in succession; as, from father to son, from the son to the grandson, and so on. [1913 Webster]

3. In continuance; without interruption or ceasing; as, sleep on, take your ease; say on; sing on. [1913 Webster]

4. Adhering; not off; as in the phrase, ``He is neither on nor off,'' that is, he is not steady, he is irresolute. [1913 Webster]

5. Attached to the body, as clothing or ornament, or for use. ``I have boots on.'' --B. Gonson. [1913 Webster]

He put on righteousness as a breastplate. --Is. lix. 17. [1913 Webster]

6. In progress; proceeding; ongoing; as, a game is on. [1913 Webster]

Note: On is sometimes used as an exclamation, or a command to move or proceed, some verb being understood; as, on, comrades; that is, go on, move on. [1913 Webster]

{On and on}, continuously; for a long time together. ``Toiling on and on and on.'' --Longfellow. [1913 Webster]


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