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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
  law:  postponement of a hearing, trial, or other scheduled court proceeding
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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
  • The accidents of my life have often afforded me this advantage, but never with more fulness and variety than during my continuance in office.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • They do not give the slaves this time because they would not like to have their work during its continuance, but because they know it would be unsafe to deprive them of it.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

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  • "Madame," answered the count, "you are under the roof of one who esteems himself most fortunate in having been able to save you from a further continuance of your sufferings."
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • But now all desire for change had vanished, and the sight of the little enclosure gave him a warm sense of continuance and stability.
    Edith Wharton  --  Ethan Frome
  • She had gambled on the continuance of the Bullock regime and she had lost.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • I saw nothing in this country that could invite me to a longer continuance, and began to think of returning home to England.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • Honour, riches, marriage-blessing, Long continuance, and increasing, Hourly joys be still upon you!
    William Shakespeare  --  The Tempest
  • What a world we live in, he commented, sighing, when everything possibly even the continuance of the human race lies on the shoulders of those teenagers.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst

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  • It was on the wedding-day of this beloved friend that Emma first sat in mournful thought of any continuance.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • The fearful passage of their death-mark’d love, And the continuance of their parents’ rage, Which but their children’s end naught could remove, Is now the two hours’ traffic of our stage; The which, if you with patient ears attend, What here shall miss, our toil shall strive to mend.
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • The stupidity with which he was favoured by nature must guard his courtship from any charm that could make a woman wish for its continuance; and Miss Lucas, who accepted him solely from the pure and disinterested desire of an establishment, cared not how soon that establishment were gained.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • From hence the long continuance of the club, which I shall have frequent occasion to speak further of hereafter.
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • For its temporary continuance he thanked his body that had done the flying rings at New Haven, and now swam in the winter Danube.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • ’tis not unknown to you, Antonio, How much I have disabled mine estate By something showing a more swelling port Than my faint means would grant continuance; Nor do I now make moan to be abridg’d From such a noble rate; but my chief care Is to come fairly off from the great debts Wherein my time, something too prodigal, Hath left me gag’d.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merchant of Venice
  • You either fear his humour or my negligence, that you call in question the continuance of his love.
    William Shakespeare  --  Twelfth Night
  • _ These thoughts, I must confess, were the fruit of a distempered mind and impatient temper made desperate, as it were, by long continuance of the troubles and disappointments I had met with in the wreck; where I hoped to have found some living person to speak to, by whom I might have known in what place I was, and of the probable means of my deliverance.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • A continuance in a place where everything reminded her of former delight, was exactly what suited her mind.
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • Henchard wished he had not been quite so sure about the continuance of a fair season.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • ’I fear, Jupe,’ said Mr. Gradgrind, ’that your continuance at the school any longer would be useless.’
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • It will make me happy to think that my simple narrative may lead some of these to observe how blessed are the results of patient continuance in well-doing, what benefits arise from the thoughtful application of knowledge and science, and how good and pleasant a thing it is when brethren dwell together in unity, under the eyes of parental love.’
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • It was but of brief continuance, however; soon leaving him in a quiescent, and, to judge by his countenance, not an uncomfortable state.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • He promised a continuance of his favors, and admonished them to be grateful.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • The spirit of the generations had smiled through them, rejoicing in the engagement of Cecil and Lucy because it promised the continuance of life on earth.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Room With A View
  • He replied, Each has its appropriate produce, and appointed season, during the continuance of which it is fresh and blooming, and during their absence dry and withered; to neither of which states is the cypress exposed, being always flourishing; and of this nature are the azads, or religious independents.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • When she entered the turret-chamber, her first duty was to return thanks to the God of Jacob for the protection which he had afforded her, and to implore its continuance for her and for her father.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • I congratulated her (as she addressed herself to me) upon this fortunate addition to her income and wished her a long continuance of it.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • Her opinion was sought as to the probable continuance of the open weather, but her answers were as short and indifferent as civility allowed.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • Even with his twenty years’ experience as a parish priest, he was aghast at the obstinate continuance of imputations against her in the face of evidence.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • The essentials of the vampire story, as we discussed earlier: an older figure representing corrupt, outworn values; a young, preferably virginal female; a stripping away of her youth, energy, virtue; a continuance of the life force of the old male; the death or destruction of the young woman.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • The morrow, rising on an apparent continuance of the same conditions, revealed nothing of what had occurred between the confronted pair.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • Ellen provided strong motivation for the continuance of my silent quest to escape from Iran.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • The Passion, whose violence, or continuance maketh Madnesse, is either great Vaine-Glory; which is commonly called Pride, and Selfe-Conceipt; or great Dejection of mind.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • Dejected and humbled, she had even some thoughts of not going with the others to the theatre that night; but it must be confessed that they were not of long continuance, for she soon recollected, in the first place, that she was without any excuse for staying at home; and, in the second, that it was a play she wanted very much to see.
    Jane Austen  --  Northanger Abbey
  • Under circumstances like those in which the parties were placed, a truce, let it come from what cause it might, could not well be of long continuance.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Deerslayer
  • Hence arose those frequent rebellions against the Romans in Spain, France, and Greece, owing to the many principalities there were in these states, of which, as long as the memory of them endured, the Romans always held an insecure possession; but with the power and long continuance of the empire the memory of them passed away, and the Romans then became secure possessors.
    Nicolo Machiavelli  --  The Prince
  • A bawd of eleven years’ continuance, may it please your honour.
    William Shakespeare  --  Measure for Measure
  • 5’ It is interesting to note the continuance to this day of the rite of circumcision in the Hebrew and Mohammedan cults, where the Feminine element has been scrupulously purged from the official, strictly monotheistic mythology.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • I have already had reason to say that Isabel knew her husband to be displeased by the continuance of Ralph’s visit to Rome.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • There was no necessity for any continuance of speech, and the fact that she did add more seemed to proceed from an unconscious desire to show unconcern by making a remark, which is noticeable in the ingenuous when they are acting by stealth.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • The youth might have taken Baglioni’s opinions with many grains of allowance had he known that there was a professional warfare of long continuance between him and Dr. Rappaccini, in which the latter was generally thought to have gained the advantage.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  Rappaccini’s Daughter
  • All these things, and the continuance of them seemed to him to be his duty—along with impossible subscriptions to hospitals and Boy Scouts and to provide prizes at cattle shows and antivivisection societies….
    Ford Madox Ford  --  The Good Soldier
  • Can a man who by divine meditations is admitted as it were into the conversation of this ineffable, incomprehensible Majesty, think days, or years, or ages, too long for the continuance of so ravishing an honour?
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • And this was when I-a satyr then, formed in flesh as mirror to my soul-came as close to completing my Cantos, my life’s work, as I have come in five sad centuries of stubborn continuance.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Debate started and I rose and explained what the clubs had meant to young writers and begged for their continuance.
    Richard Wright  --  Black Boy
  • He said, "Mrs. Washington was unwilling to leave me surrounded by the malignant fever which prevailed, I could not think of hazarding her and the Children any longer by my continuance in the city, the house in which we lived being, in a manner, blockaded, by the disorder."
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Fever, 1793
  • Songs were often resorted to in dairies hereabout as an enticement to the cows when they showed signs of withholding their usual yield; and the band of milkers at this request burst into melody—in purely business-like tones, it is true, and with no great spontaneity; the result, according to their own belief, being a decided improvement during the song’s continuance.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • For this kind of commodity will not bear exportation, and flesh being of too tender a consistence, to admit a long continuance in salt, although perhaps I could name a country, which would be glad to eat up our whole nation without it.
    Jonathan Swift  --  A Modest Proposal
  • …high mind’s ornament deserving of veneration constantly maintain when by general consent they affirm that other circumstances being equal by no exterior splendour is the prosperity of a nation more efficaciously asserted than by the measure of how far forward may have progressed the tribute of its solicitude for that proliferent continuance which of evils the original if it be absent when fortunately present constitutes the certain sign of omnipotent nature’s incorrupted benefaction.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
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