Continue Con*tin"ue, v. t. 1. To unite; to connect. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

the use of the navel is to continue the infant unto the mother. --Sir T. browne. [1913 Webster]

2. To protract or extend in duration; to preserve or persist in; to cease not. [1913 Webster]

O continue thy loving kindness unto them that know thee. --Ps. xxxvi. 10. [1913 Webster]

You know how to make yourself happy by only continuing such a life as you have been long accustomed to lead. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

3. To carry onward or extend; to prolong or produce; to add to or draw out in length. [1913 Webster]

A bridge of wond'rous length, From hell continued, reaching th' utmost orb of this frail world. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

4. To retain; to suffer or cause to remain; as, the trustees were continued; also, to suffer to live. [1913 Webster]

And how shall we continue Claudio. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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