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The national power grid is under almost continuous attack.
  continuing in time or space without interruption or irregularity
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continuous continuously continuousness
Some people think the word continual is a better choice to describe something that has breaks but occurs repeatedly. In practice, this word is sometimes used for that meaning as well.
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  • The national power grid is under almost continuous attack.
  • The study indicates that alternating walk and rest was more beneficial than continuous walking for people who suffer from Type 2 diabetes.
  • he had topped the standings almost continuously for three years, no one else was remotely close to him,
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • Since about that time, war had been literally continuous, though strictly speaking it had not always been the same war.
    George Orwell  --  1984

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  • First, they’re glad they don’t have to listen to my continuous chatter, and second, I don’t have to get annoyed by their opinions.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • The guard around him was circling continuously like giant birds of prey.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • His tall body moved continuously; a foot tapped, a shoulder twitched.
    Natalie Babbitt  --  Tuck Everlasting
  • Plants grew, moved, twisted, and turned, fighting for the sun; and they interacted continuously with animals—discouraging some with bark and thorns; poisoning others, and feeding still others to advance their own reproduction, to spread their pollen and seeds.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • For the Gamow Bag to function properly an attendant has to continuously inject fresh air into the chamber with a foot pump.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • There had been no restrictions on visits in Johannesburg, and I had had a continuous stream of people coming to see me.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom

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  • In nineteen years of continuous work I have taken but one vacation.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
  • The past not only changed, but changed continuously.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • I would say that the whole life of any thinking African in this country drives him continuously to a conflict between his conscience on the one hand and the law on the other.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • From the table at Winston’s left, a little behind his back, someone was talking rapidly and continuously, a harsh gabble almost like the quacking of a duck, which pierced the general uproar of the room.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • Visitors imagined the landscape of the badlands to be unchanging, but in fact it was continuously eroding, literally right before your eyes; all day long you could hear the clatter of pebbles rolling down the crumbling hillside.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • They play on a continuous loop, with smells and sound and sorrow.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • Over the summer, my father read two or three newspapers a day and listened to the radio continuously; my mother volunteered for the ’fed Cross.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • He waits until we’re a few blocks from my hotel, until I’ve sucked down two cigarettes in one continuous inhale and popped another anxiety pill.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • From the trees my unit answers, opening up a barrage of continuous fire, and the rounds slam and pop into the reinforced hull of the Black Hawk, and I’m shouting at the top of my lungs, "Go, go, go!"
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • Sporadic pops, not continuous fire, which meant that Grace was being methodical.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • Its shape seemed to change continuously, balloon-like and bulbous one moment, as if inflating itself, confident and growing, then the next it would be shrinking, spinning, stretching and reaching, unsure of its true form.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Everyone was in a continuous state of anxiety.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • Over and over, though our experience of it is continuous.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • The State called Dr. Seger, who persuaded the jury that there was nothing mentally wrong with George, even as he continuously spit in a cup and made loud clucking noises throughout the trial.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • After the first two days and nights of nearly continuous observing I had about reached the limits of my endurance.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • He was talking to her, but it seemed in a haranguing sort of way, his jawbone working continuously.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • BRISK WINDS, bitter cold, and continuous snow showers are followed by blue skies and fifty-degree temperatures.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • The news continuously switched between the festival in the city center to the occasional shot of Kai during his preparations.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • People with problems or grievances or arguments came from all over the land to seek advice, and even the two brothers, who by this time were fighting continuously, often called upon them to help decide matters of state.
    Norton Juster  --  The Phantom Tollbooth
  • The rest of us were continuously being shooed out by Big Ma.
    Mildred D. Taylor  --  Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
  • The shocking truth is that I cannot even continuously jog eight blocks south (which was the first segment of the run).
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  • It throbbed continuously, but considering the alternative, I wasn’t complaining.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • She took the Island Explorer, the free bus that makes a continuous loop of the island, and got off at the closest stop to Vivian’s, about a ten-minute walk.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • Behind the counter were rows of coffee pots that, despite the late-night heat, were in continuous use—although Puller saw many bottles and drafts of cold beer circulated to the thirsty patrons too.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • The worst part—the part I’ve never forgotten—was its panicked roaring: a horrible, continuous, enraged bellow that sounded somehow human.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • I try to let all of the separate conversations and voices melt together into what I imagine is one continuous hum.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • All my satisfactions lay in that direction; and the sexual act became for me an extraordinary novelty, a new kind of fulfilment, continuously new.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • Yet of a new form of slavery—of human beings continuously replenished and expendable.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • I do remember her, but not clearly, not continuously.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • There was no beginning and no end to my response, only a continuous shudder that rose to a peak with each thrust.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • His legs straightened, the screams became continuous and foaming.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • He doesn’t fight the restraints, but his hands fidget continuously.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • HATHORNE: Excellency, I wonder if it be wise to let Mr. Parris so continuously with the prisoners.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • Unlike basketball, baseball, or football, games that reset after each play, soccer unfolds fluidly and continuously.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • Cameron did not want Roark’s continuous presence in his room.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • The metal gong beat continuously now and the flute, shrill and powerful, floated on the chaos.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • They chatter so continuously that I barely have to reply, which is good, since I don’t feel very talkative.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • The insects, possibly excited by the smell of blood, have increased their clicking until it’s a continuous roar in my ears.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • Now the lightning flashed so often that the sky stayed lit for several long seconds at a time and the thunder came in a continuous roar.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • There was a thin, crisp, continuous patter from somewhere in the heart of that crawling bank.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
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