Continually to Contract
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
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.