con·​tin·​ued kən-ˈtin-(ˌ)yüd How to pronounce continued (audio)
: lasting or extending without interruption
continued success
: 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.
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Word History


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

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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“Continued.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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