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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Continue  \Con*tin"ue\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  unite;  to  connect.  [Obs.] 
 
  the  use  of  the  navel  is  to  continue  the  infant  unto 
  the  mother.  --Sir  T. 
  browne. 
 
  2.  To  protract  or  extend  in  duration;  to  preserve  or  persist 
  in  to  cease  not 
 
  O  continue  thy  loving  kindness  unto  them  that  know 
  thee.  --Ps.  xxxvi 
  10. 
 
  You  know  how  to  make  yourself  happy  by  only 
  continuing  such  a  life  as  you  have  been  long 
  acustomed  to  lead.  --Pope. 
 
  3.  To  carry  onward  or  extend;  to  prolong  or  produce;  to  add 
  to  or  draw  out  in  length. 
 
  A  bridge  of  wond'rous  length,  From  hell  continued, 
  reaching  th'  utmost  orb  of  this  frail  world. 
  --Milton. 
 
  4.  To  retain;  to  suffer  or  cause  to  remain;  as  the  trustees 
  were  continued;  also  to  suffer  to  live. 
 
  And  how  shall  we  continue  Claudio.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  Here  to  continue,  and  build  up  here  A  growing 
  empire.  --Milton. 
 
  They  continue  with  me  now  three  days,  and  have 
  nothing  to  eat.  --Matt.  xv 
  32. 
 
  2.  To  be  permanent  or  durable;  to  endure;  to  last 
 
  But  now  thy  kingdom  shall  not  continue.  --1  Sam. 
  xiii.  14. 
 
  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. 
 
  If  ye  continue  in  my  word  then  are  ye  my  disciples 
  indeed.  --John  viii. 
  31. 
 
  Syn:  To  persevere;  persist.  See  {Persevere}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  continue 
  v  1:  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" 
  [syn:  {go  on},  {proceed},  {go  along},  {keep  on},  {keep}] 
  [ant:  {discontinue}] 
  2:  continue  to  speak:  "I  know  it's  hard,"  he  continued,  "but 
  there  is  no  choice."  [syn:  {go  on},  {carry  on},  {proceed}] 
  3:  keep  or  maintain  in  unaltered  condition;  cause  to  remain  or 
  last  "preserve  the  peace  in  the  family";  "continue  the 
  family  tradition"  [syn:  {uphold},  {carry  on},  {bear  on},  {preserve}] 
  [ant:  {discontinue}] 
  4:  move  ahead;  travel  onward;  "We  proceeded  towards 
  Washington";  "She  continued  in  the  direction  of  the 
  hills";  can  also  be  used  in  the  temporal  sense:  "We  are 
  moving  ahead  in  time  now"  [syn:  {proceed},  {go  forward}] 
  5:  allow  to  remain  in  a  place  or  position;  "We  cannot  continue 
  several  servants  any  longer"  [syn:  {retain},  {keep},  {keep 
  on}] 
  6:  carry  forward;  "We  continued  our  research  into  the  cause  of 
  the  illness"  [syn:  {persist  in}] 
  7:  continue  after  an  interruption;  "The  demonstration  continued 
  after  a  break  for  lunch" 
  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"  [syn:  {stay}, 
  {stay  on},  {remain}] 
  9:  exist  over  a  prolonged  period  of  time;  "The  bad  weather 
  continued  for  two  more  weeks" 




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