con·​tin·​ued | \ kən-ˈtin-(ˌ)yüd How to pronounce continued (audio) \

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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Some like Esther Pineda, an expert in women’s studies, believe the continued popularity of beauty pageants in Venezuela is also an indication of how deeply sexist the country remains. Washington Post, "In embattled Venezuela, beauty offers ladder out of poverty," 6 July 2018 Vermont saw its overdose death rate drop by nearly 7 percent last year with the continued expansion of a hub and spoke system that integrates addiction treatment into the rest of health care. German Lopez, Vox, "Drug overdose deaths were so bad in 2017, they reduced overall life expectancy," 29 Nov. 2018 Locally, a good example of the continued expansion of fast casual is Everbowl, a homegrown concept that originated less than two years ago and has now grown to 10 stores mostly in San Diego County. Lori Weisberg,, "Fast casual chains — think Panera, Chipotle — show no signs of fading," 4 July 2018 With continued expansion of its facilities, and better use of existing space to accommodate larger crowds, Churchill Downs welcomed 17,000 fans on Saturday night to another installment of its Downs After Dark racing. Scott Utterback, The Courier-Journal, "Downs After Dark adopts neon night theme at Churchill Downs," 3 June 2018 As for continued expansion, Osanloo said P.F. Chang’s hopes to open at least 10 more locations in Shanghai in the coming years. Saleah Blancaflor /, NBC News, "Can an American Chinese restaurant chain make it in China?," 21 May 2018 Units will be expected to fulfill the review at different times to ensure safety and continued operations. Ryan Browne, CNN, "Air Force grounds all aircraft for one day following accidents," 8 May 2018 Developers, along with the city and county governments, are hoping the area around North Tryon Street will be the next big area to boom, spurred in part by the new light rail and in part by uptown's continued expansion. Ely Portillo, charlotteobserver, "Commissioners not wild about plan to add a park, sculpture to transform part of uptown | Charlotte Observer," 10 Apr. 2018 But the budget process is often regarded as the time of maximum urgency and leverage, when the continued operation of state government — and legislators’ continued paychecks — hang in the balance. Vivian Wang And Jesse Mckinley, New York Times, "Albany Strikes Budget Deal That Sidesteps Trump’s Tax Plan," 30 Mar. 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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to move or proceed with twists and turns

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