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Examples from the Web for continual
And in the process of looking, continual looking, the result in any given performance can be long or short.
Coping with drought and marginal soils was a continual struggle.‘The Harness Maker’s Dream:’ The Unlikely Ranch King of Texas|Nick Kotz|September 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Before the restraining effects of governments, he argued, we lived in “continual fear and danger of violent death.”
Throughout the book there is a continual refrain: “Four years before the end …” or “The day before the end …” and so forth.In a New Novel, Apathetic Teenagers Usher in the Apocalypse|Elliot Ackerman|June 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Harvesting is continual and despite the cold local winters at headquarters, the food stays warm in the indoor fields.America’s Next Agricultural Revolution Will Happen Indoors|Sarah Kunst|April 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The continual report of our broadside guns had been heard for quite a distance north and south of Murrell Inlet.The Story of a Strange Career|Anonymous
And then the continual effort to degrade the Mass, to rob it of its mystery and holy character—it's clever, it's subtle.A Lost Cause|Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
What was the use of spoiling my action by a continual exhibition of disapproval?Atlantida|Pierre Benoit
When it is constant, keeping the soul in a continual attendance upon the will of God.A Christian Directory (Volume 1 of 4)|Richard Baxter
Upon an impressionable child the effect of this continual and pretty accompaniment to life was deep.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. XIX (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
British Dictionary definitions for continual
Word Origin for continual
Word Origin and History for continual
early 14c., continuell, from Old French continuel (12c.), from Latin continuus (see continue). That which is continual is that which is either always going on or recurs at short intervals and never comes to an end; that which is continuous is that in which there is no break between the beginning and the end. Related: Continually (c.1300, contynuelliche).