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[kuh n-tin-yoo-uh-lee]
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  1. very often; at regular or frequent intervals; habitually.
  2. without cessation or intermission; unceasingly; always.
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Origin of continually

First recorded in 1175–1225, continually is from the Middle English word continuelli, continueliche. See continual, -ly

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  • It is not so with the new fables which the Greeks are continually mixing with their mythology.


    Lydia Maria Child

  • By this engine, whose springs I am continually oiling, I play them all off.

    Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)

    Samuel Richardson

  • His horse, accustomed to a more open country, was continually at fault.

  • 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.