con·​tin·​ued | \ kən-ˈtin-(ˌ)yüd \

Definition of continued

1 : lasting or extending without interruption continued success
2 : resumed after interruption a continued story

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Examples of continued in a Sentence

Please accept our best wishes for your continued success. The colors of the paint will fade with continued exposure to the sun.

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In the days since last Friday, at least seven of them have already indicated that Trump can count on their continued support. Aaron Rupar, Vox, "“You can make anything a crime”: Republicans shrug at Trump being implicated in felonies," 12 Dec. 2018 Along with Twitter's continued support for the pair's eternal bestie status, others expressed their hope for a new Shawn and Camlla collab. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Shawn Mendes Braided Camila Cabello’s Hair While Backstage," 10 Dec. 2018 Despite Carlson's seemingly amicable regress, and her costars' continued support, Estes admits the adjustment wasn't easy. Kelly O'sullivan, Country Living, "'Blue Bloods' Star Will Estes Opens Up About Amy Carlson's 'Shocking' Exit," 6 Oct. 2018 His continued relationship with the victim and his translation services helped lead to the successful prosecution of the perpetrators, Lowenthal said. Nelson Coffin,, "God's Squad: Baltimore County chaplains seek spiritual solace for cops and firefighters," 10 Apr. 2018 Frankfurt, meanwhile, is starting to reap the benefits of the continued uncertainty, with the Association of Foreign Banks in Germany saying about 20 foreign lenders have decided to expand their presence in the city., "Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day," 15 Mar. 2018 The housing cost spike that started in the mid-2000s at the tail end of the pre-Recession building boom was initially caused by increases in material costs; the continued rise is now mostly a factor of rising labor costs. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Rising labor costs send the price of house construction skyward," 17 Dec. 2018 His continued appearance on the show is a significant departure from Diana Gabaldon's Outlander books, in which Murtagh dies during the battle of Culloden. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Outlander Sneak Peek: Watch Caitriona Balfe and Duncan Lacroix in New Footage of This Week's Episode," 7 Dec. 2018 However, the chain is working with law enforcement agencies and regulatory authorities, so the likelihood of a continued breach is extremely low. Michael Simon, PCWorld, "Marriott Starwood hotel data breach FAQ: What 500 million hacked guests need to know," 30 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of continued

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of continued was in the 15th century

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English Language Learners Definition of continued

: lasting or happening for a long time without interruption

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a complex dispute or argument

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