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  • exist over a prolonged period of time
    • The bad weather continued for two more weeks
  • span an interval of distance, space or time
    • The war extended over five years
    • The period covered the turn of the century
    • My land extends over the hills on the horizon
    • This farm covers some 200 acres
    • The Archipelago continues for another 500 miles
  • continue in a place, position, or situation
    • After graduation, she stayed on in Cambridge as a student adviser
    • Stay with me, please
    • despite student protests, he remained Dean for another year
    • She continued as deputy mayor for another year
  • continue after an interruption
    • The demonstration continued after a break for lunch
  • do something repeatedly and showing no intention to stop
    • We continued our research into the cause of the illness
    • The landlord persists in asking us to move
  • allow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature
    • We cannot continue several servants any longer
    • She retains a lawyer
    • The family's fortune waned and they could not keep their household staff
    • Our grant has run out and we cannot keep you on
    • We kept the work going as long as we could
    • She retained her composure
    • this garment retains its shape even after many washings
  • move ahead; travel onward in time or space
    • We proceeded towards Washington
    • She continued in the direction of the hills
    • We are moving ahead in time now
  • keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last
    • preserve the peace in the family
    • continue the family tradition
    • Carry on the old traditions
  • continue talking
    • I know it's hard, he continued, but there is no choice
    • carry on--pretend we are not in the room
  • continue a certain state, condition, or activity
    • Keep on working!
    • We continued to work into the night
    • Keep smiling
    • We went on working until well past midnight
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