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There was a thread of continuity in nightmares.
  consistency or lacking interruption
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continuity continuities
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  • There was a thread of continuity in nightmares.
  • While she relished the unbroken continuity, he felt suffocated by monotony.
  • What I so like about Poussin and Cezanne is their sense of organization. I like the way in which they develop space and shape in architectural continuity - the rhythm across their paintings.
    Ian Hornak
  • It was wonderful, the vast variety of forms into which she threw her intellect, with no continuity, indeed, but darting’ up and dancing, always in a state of preternatural activity — soon sinking down, as if exhausted by so rapid and feverish a tide of life — and succeeded by other shapes of a similar wild energy.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter

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  • Like there’s no continuity in people at all.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • Some days I think I should just find a permanent position in an orchestra, have some continuity.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • Random at first, but once you start working with a customer, that customer will continue to be routed to you, for the sake of continuity.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • There was no continuity at all between the prison economy, including prison jobs, and the mainstream economy.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • It was the sound of the weapons of the President’s white men, the promise of order and continuity; and it was oddly comforting, like the sound of rain in the night.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • While it was a beautiful body, with all the right prominences, curves, continuities and symmetries, there . was something a little strange about it—nothing visibly missing and not so much deficient as reassembled.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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  • The continuity, the care, the respect.
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch
  • But so long as he uttered it, in some obscure way the continuity was not broken.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • When they were gone completely, Sebastian kicked at the pentagram, breaking its continuity, and raised his head.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • There seems to be through it all some thread of continuity.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • The Taliban creed comes right out of the Pashtun handbook: women are the wombs of patrilineage, the fountainheads of tribal honor and continuity.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • A form of irregular steps that rose and dropped without ordered continuity, long ascensions and sudden drops, like the graph of a stubborn struggle.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • Vienna considers the bases of the proposed treaty so unattainable that not even a continuity of most brilliant successes would secure them, and she doubts the means we have of gaining them.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • For although I had not intended it, any act that endangered the continuity of the dream was an act of treason.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • It lights us, and with a uniformity and continuity not even possessed by sunlight.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Or hold it farther away—I can see now that it is in English; or rather, that the individual words are English, but I cannot read from one to another with any sense of continuity.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • It was wonderful, the vast variety of forms into which she threw her intellect, with no continuity, indeed, but darting up and dancing, always in a state of preternatural activity—soon sinking down, as if exhausted by so rapid and feverish a tide of life—and succeeded by other shapes of a similar wild energy.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • THE IDYL IN THE RUE PLUMET AND THE EPIC IN THE RUE SAINT-DENIS 565 Bourbons; she had done without them for two and twenty years; there had been a break of continuity; they did not suspect the fact.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • The original Bene Gesserit school was directed by those who saw the need of a thread of continuity in human affairs.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • So if you love this girl as much as you say you do, you had better love her very hard and make up in intensity what the relation will lack in duration and in continuity.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • We are blind to continuity, all breaks down, falls, melts, stops, rots, or runs away.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • He believed that history is characterized by continuity, evolution, and design.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • To cover the legs and provide a sort of color continuity, all the way to the floor.
    Sarah Dessen  --  This Lullaby
  • There was peace and continuity in the sound of the bell.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • The psychologist Walter Mischel argues that the human mind has a kind of "reducing valve" that "creates and maintains the perception of continuity even in the face of perpetual observed changes in actual behavior."
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • But, my dear Mercy, it snaps the continuity of existence.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • We look forward to you, alumni, coming back, an effort for you to have a continuity, a continuum, for you to help someone else who’s been in your place and knows what it’s like to go to Ballou.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • There is a silence and a break in the continuity.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • After the first month he began to number the letters and to head them with a synopsis of the previous ones, as in the serialized novels in the newspapers, for fear that Fermina Daza would not realize that they had a certain continuity.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • Many modern and postmodern texts are essentially ironic, in which the allusions to biblical sources are used not to heighten continuities between the religious tradition and the contemporary moment but to illustrate a disparity or disruption.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • He and his horse strayed onto the vast continuity of Colorado’s Unaweep Cattle Range.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • That killed the continuity of the story for me, but still I cried when Beauty lost hismother, just as I had.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao’s Last Dancer
  • Embracing a continuity and interconnectedness that excluded no one seemed like another of Farmer’s peculiar liberties.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • She was calm, she thought, it was only time that had suddenly lost its continuity and had broken her perception into separate snatches: she knew the moment when she saw the number-then the moment when she looked at a list on a board in the moldy half-light of a doorway and saw the words "John Galt, 5th, rear" scrawled in pencil by some illiterate hand-then the moment when she stopped at the foot of a stairway, glanced up at the vanishing angles of the railing and suddenly leaned…
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Dudley was our dog—a thirteen-year-old springer spaniel who, along with me, was one of the only pieces of continuity between Claire and her late sister.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • Some everyday principle of continuity, the humdrum element that told him where he was in his own story, faded from his use, abandoning him to a waking dream in which there were thoughts, but no sense of who was having them.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • All the men and women she knew were like atoms whirling away from each other in some wild centrifugal dance: her first glimpse of the continuity of life had come to her that evening in Nettie Struther’s kitchen.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • Neither was he so well acquainted with the habits of primitive races as to feel that an ideal combat for her, tomahawk in hand, so to speak, was necessary to the historical continuity of the marriage-tie.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • She carried within herself a great fund of life, and her deepest enjoyment was to feel the continuity between the movements of her own soul and the agitations of the world.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • The kitchen-maid was an abstract personality, a permanent institution to which an invariable set of attributes assured a sort of fixity and continuity and identity throughout the long series of transitory human shapes in which that personality was incarnate; for we never found the same girl there two years running.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • Before the storm, the committee wrote, the terrorists would be most likely to use the occasion "to observe precautionary measures to gauge emergency response resources and continuity of operation plans at critical infrastructures."
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • …of imperceptible molecules contained by cohesion of molecular affinity in a single pinhead: of the universe of human serum constellated with red and white bodies, themselves universes of void space constellated with other bodies, each, in continuity, its universe of divisible component bodies of which each was again divisible in divisions of redivisible component bodies, dividends and divisors ever diminishing without actual division till, if the progress were carried far enough,…
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • She seized on these days for her periodical visits to the spot where her mother lay buried—the still-used burial-ground of the old Roman-British city, whose curious feature was this, its continuity as a place of sepulture.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • The sky was now filled with an incessant light, frequent repetition melting into complete continuity, as an unbroken sound results from the successive strokes on a gong.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • Many other symbolizations of this continuity fill the world of the mythologically instructed community.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • With evening shadows, she could give a sense of serenity and continuity.
    Nora Roberts  --  Summer Pleasures
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