to go on after suspension or interruption: The program continued after an intermission.
to go on or keep on, as in some course or action; extend: The road continues for three miles.
to last or endure: The strike continued for two months.
to remain in a particular state or capacity: The general agreed to continue in command of the army.
to remain in a place; abide; stay: Let us continue in this house forever.
to go on with or persist in: to continue an action.
to carry on from the point of suspension or interruption: He continued the concert after the latecomers were seated.
to extend from one point to another in space; prolong.
to say in continuation.
to cause to last or endure; maintain or retain, as in a position.
to carry over, postpone, or adjourn; keep pending, as a legal proceeding.
- con·tin·u·a·ble, adjective
- con·tin·u·er, noun
- con·tin·u·ing·ly, adverb
- non·con·tin·u·a·ble, adjective
- non·con·tin·u·a·bly, adverb
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How to use continue in a sentence
The benefits will continue for now in neighboring Maryland and the District, which are not among the jurisdictions that have seen sufficient improvements in their economies.Feds cut extended unemployment benefits in Virginia as state’s economy improves | Laura Vozzella | November 20, 2020 | Washington Post
In addition, we will continue to enforce our protocols that require all fans entering Heinz Field to wear a mask.Pennsylvania says all athletes must wear masks while playing. The Steelers say they’re exempt. | Matt Bonesteel | November 20, 2020 | Washington Post
It broke a glass ceiling with the Capitals, one that continues to shatter throughout major American professional sports teams.Emily Engel-Natzke’s dad was her ‘biggest fan.’ He died of covid-19 before her hockey triumph. | Samantha Pell | November 20, 2020 | Washington Post
Meanwhile, the Thunder continues what appears to be an aggressive cost-cutting and rebuilding approach during the pandemic.NBA free agency tracker (plus trades): Warriors acquire Kelly Oubre; 76ers trade Al Horford to Thunder | Ben Golliver | November 20, 2020 | Washington Post
It is broader than sports, and I am looking forward to bringing my expertise as the franchise continues to expand its role as a pillar in the community.Washington is now down to its fourth option at left tackle: Right tackle Morgan Moses | Nicki Jhabvala | November 19, 2020 | Washington Post
And Epstein continues to steer money toward universities to advance scientific research.Sleazy Billionaire’s Double Life Featured Beach Parties With Stephen Hawking | M.L. Nestel | January 8, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
While public interest in Ebola continues to dwindle, the epidemic itself continues to soar.
As the year draws to a close, these goals remain unfulfilled and the news from CAR continues to be harrowing.
The now-convicted felons will hear their sentences in January, but their story continues to spiral downward.
Wisner continues to feel angry toward the agency because she believes she was misled.
Virginia leaf still continues to flourish, and to-day it is the great agricultural product of the State.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
This motion consists almost wholly in apparently purposeless lashing and coiling movements, and continues for many hours.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell Todd
And it cannot do this unless it continues to use the terrific engine of taxation already fashioned in the war.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice | Stephen Leacock
If it continues the same we can continue to sink 20 fathoms per month, exclusive of the time it will take to fix the lifts.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2) | Francis Trevithick
But the fury of the dabblers in bricks and mortar continues unabated, and they will not last long.The Portsmouth Road and Its Tributaries | Charles G. Harper
British Dictionary definitions for continue
(when tr, may take an infinitive) to remain or cause to remain in a particular condition, capacity, or place
(when tr, may take an infinitive) to carry on uninterruptedly (a course of action); persist in (something): he continued running
(when tr, may take an infinitive) to resume after an interruption: we'll continue after lunch
to draw out or be drawn out; prolong or be prolonged: continue the chord until it meets the tangent
(tr) law, mainly Scot to postpone or adjourn (legal proceedings)
- continuable, adjective
- continuer, noun
- continuingly, adverb
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