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continually

[kuh n-tin-yoo-uh-lee] /kənˈtɪn yu ə li/
adverb
1.
very often; at regular or frequent intervals; habitually.
2.
without cessation or intermission; unceasingly; always.
Origin of continually
1175-1225
First recorded in 1175-1225, continually is from the Middle English word continuelli, continueliche. See continual, -ly
Usage note
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  • It is not so with the new fables which the Greeks are continually mixing with their mythology.

    Philothea Lydia Maria Child
  • His horse, accustomed to a more open country, was continually at fault.

    Way of the Lawless Max Brand
  • By this engine, whose springs I am continually oiling, I play them all off.

    Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) Samuel Richardson
  • Pandora continually kept saying to herself and to Epimetheus.

    The Paradise of Children Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • I thought her ridiculous, but it was too much trouble to tell her so continually.

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