Continually to Contract

(Con*tin"u*al*ly), adv.

1. Without cessation; unceasingly; continuously; as, the current flows continually.

Why do not all animals continually increase in bigness?

2. In regular or repeated succession; very often.

Thou shalt eat bread at my table continually.
2 Sam. ix. 7.

(Con*tin"u*ance) n. [OF. continuance.]

1. A holding on, or remaining in a particular state; permanence, as of condition, habits, abode, etc.; perseverance; constancy; duration; stay.

Great plagues, and of long continuance.
Deut. xxviii. 59.

Patient continuance in well-doing.
Rom. ii. 7.

2. Uninterrupted succession; continuation; constant renewal; perpetuation; propagation.

The brute immediately regards his own preservation or the continuance of his species.

3. A holding together; continuity. [Obs.] Bacon.

4. (Law) (a) The adjournment of the proceedings in a cause from one day, or from one stated term of a court, to another. (b) The entry of such adjournment and the grounds thereof on the record.

(Con*tin"u*ant) a. Continuing; prolonged; sustained; as, a continuant sound.n. A continuant sound; a letter whose sound may be prolonged.

(Con*tin"u*ate) a. [L. continuatus, p. p. See Continue.]

1. Immediately united together; intimately connected. [R.]

We are of Him and in Him, even as though our very flesh and bones should be made continuate with his.

2. Uninterrupted; unbroken; continual; continued.

An untirable and continuate goodness.

(Con*tin`u*a"tion) n. [L. continuatio: cf. F. connuation.]

1. That act or state of continuing; the state of being continued; uninterrupted extension or succession; prolongation; propagation.

Preventing the continuation of the royal line.

2. That which extends, increases, supplements, or carries on; as, the continuation of a story.

My continuation of the version of Statius.

(Con*tin"u*a*tive) n. [Cf. F. continuatif.]

1. (Logic) A term or expression denoting continuance. [R.]

To these may be added continuatives; as, Rome remains to this day; which includes, at least, two propositions, viz., Rome was, and Rome is.
I. Watts.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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