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 Outrage over the decision not to indict any Louisville police officer for the killing of Taylor in her own home has spurred continued protests cross the US. Ganesh Setty And Holly Yan, CNN, "New York City protest demanding justice for Breonna Taylor ends with 12 arrests," 27 Sep. 2020 In my opinion, that game plan has a better chance of being successful than continued protests during four more long years under the current national leadership. Star Tribune, "Readers Write: Law and order, the 2020 election," 3 Sep. 2020 Keith called for continued conversations between the police, city leaders and the community. Ashley Remkus |, al, "Community, leaders call for more transparency from Huntsville police," 30 July 2020 Powell said Blackout Day, following protests, social media movements and continued conversations around race, made a powerful statement in the Lake Houston area. Savannah Mehrtens, Houston Chronicle, "Humble area Black-owned businesses get economic boost on Blackout Day 2020," 8 July 2020 Protests against police brutality and the death of George Floyd have led to looting and arson throughout downtown Richmond, resulting in costly damages for business owners and creating concern over continued protests. Tyler Arnold, Washington Examiner, "Downtown Richmond businesses express concern over looting, protests," 3 June 2020 But after George Floyd's brutal killing in Minneapolis and continued protests across the country over the past week, that, too, was put on hold. Aria Gerson, USA TODAY, "For black running groups, hosting a community is key in times of stress," 3 June 2020 There was no way to quantify the impact of Bottoms’ and others’ admonishments, including that from filmmaker Tyler Perry, but Atlanta went the rest of the weekend with continued protests but little of the disturbing unrest of Friday. NBC News, "Atlanta residents struggle to heal amid pain and power of protests," 2 June 2020 More than 12,000 people joined a demonstration in defiance of the order later that day, according to police estimates, and organizers called for continued protests. Feliz Solomon, WSJ, "Thailand Curtails Mass Transit as Protesters Defy Gathering Ban," 17 Oct. 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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18 Nov 2020

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“Continued.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of continued

: lasting or happening for a long time without interruption

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