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continuance
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The Scarlet Letter

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Definition law:  postponement of a hearing, trial, or other scheduled court proceeding
  • The accidents of my life have often afforded me this advantage, but never with more fulness and variety than during my continuance in office.
    Introductory (50% in)
  • Suffice it here to say that a Custom-House officer of long continuance can hardly be a very praiseworthy or respectable personage, for many reasons; one of them, the tenure by which he holds his situation, and another, the very nature of his business, which—though, I trust, an honest one—is of such a sort that he does not share in the united effort of mankind.
    Introductory (84% in)
  • Not that the Surveyor brought the lesson home to himself, or admitted that he could be so utterly undone, either by continuance in office or ejectment.
    Introductory (87% in)

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