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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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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The stories about Pruitt’s questionable conduct keep on coming, and the White House has mostly offered passive statements of continued support. Paulina Firozi, Washington Post, "The Energy 202: Kilauea's eruption reignites debate over Hawaii's geothermal plant," 18 June 2018 The continued failure of new drugs to make a difference has to be interpreted as evidence that the amyloid protein is not the cause of Alzheimer's disease. Christian Holscher, CNN, "New approach to Alzheimer's fight: Diabetes drugs," 15 June 2018 Pruitt’s job has so far remained safe in spite of stories like these, due to continued support from key Republican lawmakers and President Donald Trump. Emily Atkin, The New Republic, "More and more Republicans are calling on Scott Pruitt to resign.," 15 June 2018 And there are fears that their approach to spending and their continued failure to bring in silverware will eventually lead to the likes of Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli leaving too., "Former Tottenham Defender Outlines Reason Spurs Won't Surpass Man City Anytime Soon," 14 May 2018 The president also complained about the continued failure of his administration to find a way to build a wall along the southern border with Mexico, two people familiar with the episode said. New York Times, "Kirstjen Nielsen, Chief of Homeland Security, Almost Resigned After Trump Tirade," 10 May 2018 Warren's visit to Northeast Asia follows the abrupt firing of Rex Tillerson as U.S. secretary of state and the Trump administration's continued failure to fill many crucial positions. Fox News, "Trump administration 'chaos' harming Asia policy, Warren says," 1 Apr. 2018 The Weather Service forecast called for continued hot weather for much of the area Saturday. NBC News, "Weather grants some relief as wildfires burn in West amid heatwave," 7 July 2018 However, hoping for continued mild weather is not a prudent strategy for ensuring future energy reliability. Rob Nikolewski,, "Utilities commission calls for increasing volume at Aliso Canyon," 20 June 2018

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First Known Use of continued

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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with the (continued) absence of

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

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: lasting or happening for a long time without interruption

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