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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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 More than 110,300 new residents chose Arizona as their home last year, and the state seemed poised for continued growth. Greg Burton, azcentral, "Across Arizona, building a brighter future to emerge from pandemic," 28 May 2020 Success, Dixon said, will require continued community support of not just her business, but all Main Street businesses, including local restaurants devastated by the pandemic. Elizabeth Depompei, Indianapolis Star, "Mom and pop shops reopen to a changed world. Here's how they'll adapt.," 28 May 2020 Natural gas, the fossil fuel for which analysts have long predicted continued growth, has weathered the pandemic better than its two older siblings. The Economist, "The other crisis Can covid help flatten the climate curve?," 21 May 2020 The continued growth in food delivery depends partly on restaurants playing along by signing on with the various services. Danielle Abril, Fortune, "Uber’s proposed Grubhub acquisition highlights a growing food fight over deliveries," 17 May 2020 Exporters will not be spared, with continued disruption to movements of people, goods, and services likely. Lorne Cook, The Christian Science Monitor, "EU braces for its deepest recession yet due to COVID-19," 6 May 2020 But their pleas appeared rebuffed when Saudi Aramco, the national oil company, tweeted boastfully on April 1 about its continued production. Michael Crowley, New York Times, "Trump Sees Hope for Boosting Global Oil Prices and Helping U.S. Firms," 2 Apr. 2020 With the launches of Apple TV+ and Disney+—and amidst the continued production of huge slates of content from behemoths like Netflix and Amazon—streaming services, taken as a whole, became a massive source of cultural output. Tyler Coates, Wired, "As Pandemic Strikes, Pop Culture Migrates to Streaming Sites," 16 Mar. 2020 Danna Kuehn: Rebranding is important to the continued growth and development. Bob Dohr, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "West Allis District 3 candidates weigh in on rebranding, size of council and the top issue facing the city," 10 Mar. 2020

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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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3 Jun 2020

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“Continued.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jun. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of continued

: lasting or happening for a long time without interruption

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