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continuance -- as in: granted a continuance
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The Scarlet Letter
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  • The accidents of my life have often afforded me this advantage, but never with more fulness and variety than during my continuance in office.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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  • . son of Arliden, is admitted into the University for the continuance of his education on the forty-third of Caitelyn.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • Mr. Dillard, since you’re the one who asked for a speedy trial, I won’t expect to see you back in here asking me for a continuance.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client

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