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Continue Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    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] [ant: discontinue]
  2. 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" [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"; "Carry on the old traditions" [syn: uphold, carry on, bear on, preserve] [ant: discontinue]
  4. 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" [syn: proceed, go forward]
  5. 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 work going as long as we could" [syn: retain, keep, keep on, keep going]
  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"
Continue Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    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
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Continue'


  • Continue: Continue may refer to: Continue (video gaming), an option to continue a video game after all the player's lives have been lost ...
  • Continue (video gaming): Continue is a common term in video game s for the option to continue the game after all of the player's lives have been lost, rather than ...
  • Continue (album): Continue is the second album by Pakho Chau , released on August 21, 2008. A 4-track music video DVD was also included with the CD. ...
  • Kung Fu: The Legend Continues: Kung Fu: The Legend Continues is a spin-off of the 1972-1975 television series Kung Fu . David Carradine and Chris Potter starred as a ...
  • The Saga Continues...: The Saga Continues... is the third studio album released by American hip-hop artist Diddy and the Bad Boy Family on July 10, 2001 in ...
  • Raaz – The Mystery Continues: Raaz – The Mystery Continues, shortened as RTMC, (राज़, راز, translation: Secret), directed by Mohit Suri , is a 2009 horror movie starring ...

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* Be slow to fall into friendship but when thou art in, continue firm and constant. - Socrates

* Should we continue to look upwards Is the light we can see in the sky one of those which will presently be extinguished The ideal is terrifying to behold, lost as it is in the depths, small, isolated, a pin-point, brilliant but threatened on all sides by the dark forces that surround it nevertheless, no more in danger than a star in the jaws of the clouds. (Les Miserables) - Victor Hugo

* To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it. - Confucius


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