Continue
Continue Con*tin"ue, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Continued}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Continuing}.] [F. continuer, L. continuare, -tinuatum, to connect, continue, fr. continuus. See {Continuous}, and cf. {Continuate}.] 1. To remain in a given place or condition; to remain in connection with; to abide; to stay. [1913 Webster]

Here to continue, and build up here A growing empire. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

They continue with me now three days, and have nothing to eat. --Matt. xv. 32. [1913 Webster]

2. To be permanent or durable; to endure; to last. [1913 Webster]

But now thy kingdom shall not continue. --1 Sam. xiii. 14. [1913 Webster]

3. 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. [1913 Webster]

If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed. --John viii. 31.

Syn: To persevere; persist. See {Persevere}. [1913 Webster]


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  • continue — con·tin·ue vt tin·ued, tinu·ing: to postpone (a legal proceeding) to a future day Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. continue I …   Law dictionary

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  • continue — [kən tin′yo͞o] vi. continued, continuing [ME continuen < OFr continuer < L continuare, to join, make continuous < continuus, continuous < continere: see CONTAIN] 1. to remain in existence or effect; last; endure [the war continued for …   English World dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • continue — CONTINUE. s. f. Durée sans interruption. Il ne s emploie qu adverbialement. A la continue, pour dire, A la longue, à force de continuer. Il travaille d abord avec ardeur, mais à la continue il se ralentit. A la continue il se lasse …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • continue — Continue. s. f. Durée sans interruption. Travaillez y sans cesse, la continus l emporte. A la continue, adverbial. A la longue. Il travaille d abord avec ardeur, mais à la continuë il se ralentit. à la continuë il se lasse …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • continué — continué, ée (kon ti nu é, ée) part. passé. L expédition continuée malgré les obstacles. Un magistrat continué dans ses fonctions. Un ouvrage resté longtemps inachevé et enfin continué …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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  • continue — should not be followed by on (adverb), although this is sometimes found in informal writing: • I continued on down the street A. Bergman, 1975. Use either continue (without on) or a verb of motion (such as go, move, etc.) with on. This use of the …   Modern English usage

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