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  • Definition of continue

    • (v): exist over a prolonged period of time; "The bad weather continued for two more weeks"  
    • (v): continue with one''s activities; "I know it''s hard," he continued, "but there is no choice"; "carry on--pretend we are not in the room"  
    • (v): move ahead; travel onward in time or space; "We proceeded towards Washington"; "She continued in the direction of the hills"; "We are moving ahead in time now"  
    • (v): allow to remain in a place or position; "We cannot continue several servants any longer"; "She retains a lawyer"; "The family''s fortune waned and they could not keep their household staff"; "Our grant has run out and we cannot keep you on"; "We kept the  
    • (v): keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last; "preserve the peace in the family"; "continue the family tradition"; "Carry on the old traditions"  
    • (v): 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"  
    • (v): 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"  
    • (v): continue after an interruption; "The demonstration continued after a break for lunch"  
    • (v): carry forward; "We continued our research into the cause of the illness"  

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