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Thesaurus: Continuance
Description and Meaning: Continuance

  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 ina 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.

Synonyms -- To persevere; persist. See Persevere.
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 frall 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.

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