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

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.
Recent Examples on the Web Business leaders who adopt a twin-pillar approach to employee onboarding will help to ensure a solid base of top performers and continued success for their organizations. Michael Timmes, Forbes, 15 Nov. 2021 Sloan attributed the song’s continued success and longevity to Carey’s vocal prowess, songwriting and the niche that Christmas songs fill. Wilson Wong, NBC News, 9 Nov. 2021 Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council said China’s continued threat of military action is the key to problems across the Taiwan Strait. Elaine Yu, WSJ, 9 Oct. 2021 And Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Mark Milley warned about a continued threat of terrorism growing in Afghanistan. Taylor Wilson, USA TODAY, 29 Sep. 2021 Our leaders have done a poor job of preparing the American public to understand the phenomenon of a continued global threat to U.S. national security that is best deterred with a robust, forward presence. John Hillen, National Review, 10 Sep. 2021 Grizzly bears involved in attacks on humans are killed if they are considered a continued public safety threat., 6 July 2021 Despite short-term headwinds, this Retail Apocalypse winner’s high-touch customer service and expansive store network position it for continued success. David Trainer, Forbes, 2 Nov. 2021 Cole urged them to contribute their time to Democratic candidates up and down the ticket, saying that — this year especially — both were necessary to ensure continued support for public education in Richmond. Washington Post, 27 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of continued

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for continued

Middle English, from past participle of continuen "to continue"

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

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19 Nov 2021

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“Continued.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of continued

: lasting or happening for a long time without interruption

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