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Definition of Continuance


  1. A holding on, or remaining in a particular state; permanence, as of condition, habits, abode, etc.; perseverance; constancy; duration; stay.
  2. Uninterrupted succession; continuation; constant renewal; perpetuation; propagation.
  3. A holding together; continuity.
  4. The adjournment of the proceedings in a cause from one day, or from one stated term of a court, to another.
  5. The entry of such adjournment and the grounds thereof on the record.

Continuance Quotations

The desire is thy prayers; and if thy desire is without ceasing, thy prayer will also be without ceasing. The continuance of your longing is the continuance of your prayer.
Saint Augustine

Anger may repast with thee for an hour, but not repose for a night; the continuance of anger is hatred, the continuance of hatred turns malice.
Francis Quarles

Every man ought to be inquisitive through every hour of his great adventure down to the day when he shall no longer cast a shadow in the sun. For if he dies without a question in his heart, what excuse is there for his continuance?
Frank Moore Colby

We need to learn... how war brutalises and degrades winners and losers alike and what happens to us when, having heedlessly waged war for no good reason, we are encouraged to inflate and demonise our enemies in order to justify that war's indefinite continuance.
Tony Judt

Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.
Charles Henry Parkhurst
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Continuance Translations

continuance in German is Dauer
continuance in Spanish is persistencia
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