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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj continual occurring without interruption; chiefly restricted to what recurs regularly or frequently in a prolonged and closely spaced series "the continual banging of the shutters"
    • adj continual `continual' (meaning seemingly uninterrupted) is often used interchangeably with `continuous' (meaning without interruption)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Wood frogs can be frozen solid and then thawed, and continue living. They use the glucose in their body to protect their vital organs while they are in a frozen state
    • Continual Occuring in steady and rapid succession; very frequent; often repeated. "The eye is deligh by a continental succession of small landscapes."
    • Continual Proceeding without interruption or cesstaion; continuous; unceasing; lasting; abiding. "He that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: in microsoft 1998 edition if your keyboard isnt responding it displays "keyboard not responding press enter to continue"
    • continual Proceeding without interruption or cessation; not intermitting; unceasing; continuous.
    • continual Of frequent recurrence; often repeated; very frequent: as, the charitable man has continual applications for alms.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Roosevelt was the most superstitious president—he traveled continually but never left on a Friday. He also would not sit at the same table that held thirteen other people.
    • Continual without interruption: unceasing
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  • William J. Durant
    “Nature has never read the Declaration of Independence. It continues to make us unequal.”
  • George Eliot
    “No evil dooms us hopelessly except the evil we love, and desire to continue in, and make no effort to escape from.”
  • Robert Louis Stevenson
    “Our business in this world is not to succeed, but to continue to fail, in good spirits.”
  • William Adams
    William Adams
    “Faith is a continuation of reason.”
  • Jean De La Fontaine
    “Everyone has his faults which he continually repeats: neither fear nor shame can cure them.”
  • Claudius Claudianus
    Claudius Claudianus
    “He who strikes terror in others is himself continually in fear.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. continuel, F. continuel,. See Continue
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. continuārecontinuus, joined, connected, from continēre.


In literature:

His first impulse is, to continue the ascent of the sycamore, and conceal himself among its branches.
"The Death Shot" by Mayne Reid
It continued to blow hard, and we sailed for the most part N. by E. and N.N.E.
"Journal of Jasper Danckaerts, 1679-1680" by Jasper Danckaerts
"Natural Law in the Spiritual World" by Henry Drummond
This may have resulted from a severe and long-continued disease or from lack of proper feed and care.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
Full of hope, the seamen ascended the rigging, and were continually crying out that they saw land.
"Notable Voyagers" by W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
Having said thus much of them, I will continue the thread of my narrative.
"In the Wilds of Africa" by W.H.G. Kingston
The churring of the night-hawks was continuous, soothing as the hum of a spinning-wheel.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
Afloat the Allies continued to maintain the supremacy which had been theirs.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume V (of 12)"
His log-cabin was continually crowded with those who sought instruction.
"The Adventures of the Chevalier De La Salle and His Companions, in Their Explorations of the Prairies, Forests, Lakes, and Rivers, of the New World, and Their Interviews with the Savage Tribes, Two Hundred Years Ago" by John S. C. Abbott
There is no solution of continuity in this spectrum one colour changes into another by insensible gradations.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
New difficulties continually arose.
"A Modern History, From the Time of Luther to the Fall of Napoleon" by John Lord
The fine weather continued.
"The Voyages of the Ranger and Crusader" by W.H.G. Kingston
Continuity of life means continual readaptation of the environment to the needs of living organisms.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
The distinguishing features are the fleshy stem, continuous with the flesh of the pileus, and the sinuate or notched gills.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
Indeed, the offensive appears to have continued in the hands of the Turks.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII)" by Various
For some days after the capitulation of the city the northern forts continued a heroic resistance.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume II (of VIII)" by Various
It seems hard that I am to continually meet my own kindred in combat.
"Uncle Daniel's Story Of "Tom" Anderson And Twenty Great Battles" by John McElroy
Much time will be gained, and the dog rendered by far more perfect by continuing this practice for some time.
"The Dog" by Dinks, Mayhew, and Hutchinson
Meanwhile he continues his sinister operations.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo
From its earliest history Bulgaria was in continual conflict with its Balkan neighbors.
"Area Handbook for Bulgaria" by Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole

In poetry:

And through the helmet of his robe
Two luminous orbs lit his abode,
And like the fixed stars brightly glowed
"Biographia" by Samuel Alfred Beadle
I'll meet you where I left you there
Lying all awry.
You said, "We will continue the
Discussion by and by."
. . . . . . . .
"Rendezvous" by Leon Gellert
I breath'd within the shadow of their light,
Having no human care;
But bathing in continual delight
With the Immortals there.
"In Tempe" by Alexander Anderson
Or, Mr. Dean—I should with joy
Beg you would here continue still,
But we must go to Aghnaclay,
Or Mr. Moor will take it ill.
"Lady Acheson Weary Of The Dean" by Jonathan Swift
Each day comes with a life that's new,
A strange, continued story
But still beneath a bend o' blue
The world rolls on to glory.
"Just Whistle" by Frank Lebby Stanton
One was I dead, and blind, and lame,
Yea, I continue still the same;
Yet what I was, I am no more,
Nor ever shall be as before.
"The Believer's Riddle; or, the Mystery of Faith" by Ralph Erskine

In news:

The City Swim Meet continued with prelims and will continue on Sunday with finals.
The book publishing industry is dealing with two conflicting trends at the moment: the number of individual titles produced continues to rise while the number of print units sold continues to fall.
This is another important step as Caterpillar continues to invest in its business in China to support our customers who continue to play a role in the transformation of the.
The Floods in Australia continue to cause mass damage, incredible stories of courage and heroism, but sadly the death toll continues to rise.
As these dry summer conditions continue to brown our lawns and wither our garden plants, the need to water continues to grow.
While Harlingen gets the headlines, Sharyland continues it's dominance in 30-5A, can the Rattlers continue their roll into the playoffs.
0While Harlingen gets the headlines, Sharyland continues it's dominance in 30-5A, can the Rattlers continue their roll into the playoffs.
The construction on Homer Road and Pleasant Valley Road is continuing as workers continue work on storm sewers and other utilities in the area.
And that's likely to continue in 2011 as hospitals and their partners continue to create new services that improve access to care and patient satisfaction.
While Travis Mills' health continues to improve in a Maryland hospital, the community of Vassar continues to support him.
Strikes and protests will continue in Greece as the economy continues to weaken.
Latest earnings report shows the company continues to shrink its q2 marketing spend, and Excedrin woes will continue until the fourth quarter.
With teams continuing to double, sometimes triple down on big man DeMarcus Cousins, forward Patrick Patterson must continue to find ways to score and rebound.
The California pretrial for a former Hilliard music booster is scheduled to continue Feb 1 after another continuance was issued last week.
Cloud communications continue to be touted as a low cost means to managing all interaction channels, but does this technology platform offer enough to capture the attention of companies everywhere to continue to push demand in the future.

In science:

Moreover, given the connection we have now made with the Robinson-Schensted algorithm, this continuous path transformation can also be regarded as a continuous analogue of the Robinson-Schensted algorithm (see section 10 for further remarks in this direction).
A path-transformation for random walks and the Robinson-Schensted correspondence
The continuity of the states |q, z > is deduced from the continuity of the overlap term (26) by remarking that: ||q, z > −|q, z > |2 = 2(1 − Re < q, z |q, z ′ >) c) What is relatively complicated is the third condition; the resolution of unity.
On The Construction of Generalized Coherent States for Generalized Harmonic Oscillators
One can “discretize” a continuous chain by setting P = ex p(Q) or make a discrete chain continuous by setting qi j = pi j for i 6= j.
Quantum Random Walks Hit Exponentially Faster
The continuous-time walk has been defined by Farhi and Gutman n [FG98] as a quantum version of the classical continuous-time walk (see Sec. 2.1).
Quantum Random Walks Hit Exponentially Faster
If the walk is to be continuous one could argue that the measurement (“Is the sta te |xi or not?”) should also be continuous.
Quantum Random Walks Hit Exponentially Faster
Let us assume that one can build a continuous cascade process X (t) satisfying Eq. (6) with a continuous dilation parameter λ.
Multifractal stationary random measures and multifractal random walks with log-infinitely divisible scaling laws
A (y ; µ), sup Note that µ 7→ F δ A (y ; µ) is nonnegative and lower semi-continuous as the supremum of continuous functions.
Large deviations for Brownian motion in a random scenery
Then φ(ξ ) is continuous at ξ = 0, so the continuity theorem (see p.99 in Durrett (1996)) implies that X ϕ n /n converges in distribution to the Z ϕ with characteristic function φ.
Limit theorems and absorption problems for quantum random walks in one dimension
If µ is a measure on R, we say that µ is α-continuous if it is absolutely continuous with respect to hα, and µ is α-singular if it is singular to hα .
Sparse Potentials With Fractional Hausdorff Dimension
Note that a continuous T allows for a continuous reparameterization invariance.
A General Formalism for Inhomogeneous Random Graphs
RBPM the internal energy is continuous at the phase transition point for any q, if the probability distribution of the couplings is absolutely continuous.
Phase transition in the 2d random Potts model in the large-q limit
Averaging over disorder the average internal energy becomes continuous for continuous distributions (see.
Phase transition in the 2d random Potts model in the large-q limit
S T ) = ∆(S )∆(T ), S, T ∈ M ∆(T ) = ∆(T ∗ ) = ∆(|T |), T ∈ M ∆(U ) = 1, when U ∈ M is unitary. ∆ is an upper semi-continuous function on M but it is not continuous in the normtopology on M .
Random matrices, free probability and the invariant subspace problem relative to a von Neumann Algebra
Continuous Model Differently from the Discrete Model, for the Continuous Model we consider a quasisteady fireball wind of total luminosity L = 1052L52 erg s−1 expanding from the initial radius ∆.
Photon Emission in a Cascade from Relativistic Protons Initiated by Residual Thermal Photons in Gamma-Ray Bursts
Continuous Model When an internal shock occurs in a continuous wind, the accelerated protons will be injected into the wind.
Photon Emission in a Cascade from Relativistic Protons Initiated by Residual Thermal Photons in Gamma-Ray Bursts