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Definition of "continue" []

  • To go on with a particular action or in a particular condition; persist. (verb-intransitive)
  • To exist over a prolonged period; last. (verb-intransitive)
  • To remain in the same state, capacity, or place: She continued as mayor for a second term. (verb-intransitive)
  • To go on after an interruption; resume: The negotiations continued after a break for lunch. (verb-intransitive)
  • To carry forward; persist in: The police will continue their investigation. (verb-transitive)
  • To remain or cause to remain in a particular condition, capacity, or place (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To carry on uninterruptedly (a course of action); persist in (something) (verb)
  • To resume after an interruption (verb)
  • To draw out or be drawn out; prolong or be prolonged (verb)
  • To postpone or adjourn (legal proceedings) (verb)

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Use "continue" in a sentence
  • "It is not enough to begin to pray, nor to pray aright; nor is it enough to continue _for a time_ to pray; but we must patiently, believingly continue in prayer, until we obtain an answer; and further, we have not only to _continue_ in prayer unto the end, but we have also _to believe_ that God does hear us, and will answer our prayers."
  • "It is not enough to begin to pray, nor to pray aright; nor is it enough to continue _for a time_ to pray; but we must patiently, believingly continue in prayer until we obtain an answer; and, further, we have not only _to continue_ in prayer unto the end, but we have also _to believe_ that God does hear us, and will answer our prayers."
  • "In idiomatic English, it is no more redundant to say “the hoi polloi” than it is to say “the rabble,” and most writers who use the term continue to precede it with *the*"