Hypertext Webster Gateway: "continuing"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Continue \Con*tin"ue\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Continued}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Continuing}.] [F. continuer, L. continuare,
-tinuatum, to connect, continue, fr. continuus. See
{Continuous}, and cf. {Continuate}.]
1. To remain in a given place or condition; to remain in
connection with; to abide; to stay.

Here to continue, and build up here A growing
empire. --Milton.

They continue with me now three days, and have
nothing to eat. --Matt. xv.

2. To be permanent or durable; to endure; to last.

But now thy kingdom shall not continue. --1 Sam.
xiii. 14.

3. To be steadfast or constant in any course; to persevere;
to abide; to endure; to persist; to keep up or maintain a
particular condition, course, or series of actions; as,
the army continued to advance.

If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples
indeed. --John viii.

Syn: To persevere; persist. See {Persevere}.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj : remaining in force or being carried on without letup; "the
act provided a continuing annual appropriation"; "the
continuing struggle to put food on the table"

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