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a vast continuum of options
  a continuous range or gradual transition in which there are no clear dividing lines
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  • a vast continuum of options
  • a snapshot in a continuum of change
  • the smooth, unbroken, space-time continuum
  • There were certain moments when through such a nonchalant gesture—opening a door, brushing her hair, throwing bread to the Prospect Park swans (it had something to do with motion, attitude, the tilt of head, a flow of arms, a swing of hips)—she created a continuum of beauty that was positively breath-taking.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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  • His moody smile suggested he’d found his Genevieve, just beyond time just beyond space just beyond this continuum.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • He broadened his focus, and the individual voices clamoring for his attention subsided into a continuum of the emotions surrounding him.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • We see the child’s perception as he moves through a horrifying continuum, from an idealistic family life to becoming a "prisoner of war" in his own home.
    Dave Pelzer  --  A Child Called It
  • These two groups may be next to each other on the word-of-mouth continuum.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • For instance, at the very moment that Arthur said, "I seem to be having tremendous difficulty with my life-style," a freak wormhole opened up in the fabric of the space-time continuum and carried his words far far back in time across almost infinite reaches of space to a distant Galaxy where strange and warlike beings were poised on the brink of frightful interstellar battle.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • 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

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  • But at the same time, you, in the act of loving somebody, become real, cease to be a part of the continuum of the uncreated clay and get the breath of life in you and rise up.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
  • The philosophy book, which is called The Meeting of East and West, by F. S. C. Northrop, suggests that greater cognizance be made of the "undifferentiated aesthetic continuum" from which the theoretic arises.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • If one recognizes the condition of structural violence, one can understand that profound racist prejudice and outbursts of murderous violence are part of a continuum of ever-present violence in which violence is the answer to violence, and in which victims temporarily become perpetrators and then victims again.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • Vlad wagered it had to do with the space-time continuum or a cruel joke played by Fate.
    Heather Brewer  --  Tenth Grade Bleeds
  • There is a balance, a kind of standoff between the time continuum and the human entity, our frail bundle of soma and psyche.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Adams had chosen to say nothing of any of his own attainments, but rather to place himself as part of a continuum, and to evoke those qualities of character that he had been raised on and that he had strived for so long to uphold.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • "Continua cercando!" one yelled into a telephone.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • It took practice to stay inside the Continuum and master basic navigational skills.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • Undeterred by that cautionary bruise on their colleague’s coccyx, four other reporters, representing the New York Times, the Frankfurt Four-Dimensional Continuum, The Fordian Science Monitor, and The Delta Mirror, called that afternoon at the lighthouse and met with receptions of progressively increasing violence.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • Covering long distances in the Crystal Continuum was tough, nearly impossible for all but the most experienced traveler.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • The looking glass in the queen’s private rooms, however, was not linked to the rest of the Continuum.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • Most looking glasses served as portals to the Crystal Continuum, a network of byways that enabled any and every Wonderlander to enter through one looking glass and exit from another.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • Alyss and Hatter were no longer in the Continuum; they raced through a pitch-dark wood.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • She described Heart Palace, the singing flowers in the royal gardens, the Crystal Continuum.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • The Cat reentered the Crystal Continuum through the forest looking glass (its guard, the tight-lipped shrub, now more tight-lipped than ever) and reemerged in Genevieve’s sitting room.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • CHAPTER 15 Generals Doppel and Ganger and the few who survived Redd’s attack avoided the Crystal Continuum in case the invading force had already taken control of its shimmering byways.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • Having entered the Continuum, Alyss glanced back to see the wavering image of her mother growing progressively smaller among the brilliant, crystalline surfaces along which she and Hatter traveled.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • But now in July they’re back and everything is at its alivest and every foot of these sloughs is humming and cricking and buzzing and chirping, a whole community of millions of living things living out their lives in a kind of benign continuum.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • Control would be more difficult to attain than it was in the Continuum.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • CHAPTER 23 Bullet-like, Dodge raced headlong through the kaleidoscopic glitter of the Crystal Continuum.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • The most effective means of sending and retrieving sensitive Alyssian intelligence had been to use portal runners to traverse the Crystal Continuum.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • Dodge flew through the Continuum, the Glass Eyes gaining on him.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • In front of him, the Continuum splintered in many directions.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • He too would have become part of the nothingness if he hadn’t hooked up with the Continuum’s main artery when he did.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • He emerged from the Continuum and made the rest of the journey on foot.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • The mirrors were not connected to the Crystal Continuum and had been scavenged from labor camps raided in the first year of Alyssian activity.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • "I followed the princess and Hatter Madigan through the Crystal Continuum," The Cat started.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • Hatter wondered whether he could learn to navigate the Pool of Tears as he did the Crystal Continuum, so that he might be able to choose his earthly destination.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • An artificial race with enhanced sight, strength, and speed, Glass Eyes were built for hand-to-hand combat, and they patrolled the Crystal Continuum with orders to annihilate anyone suspected of being an Alyssian.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • One to ten, ’ten’ being one step shy of shredding the time-space continuum, ’one’ being ten steps shy of dropping flat in my tracks.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • Before the two remaining Glass Eyes could regain their equilibrium, Dodge relaxed, surrendered his body to the pull of the nearest looking glass, and was sucked up out of the Continuum, reflected out of a glass in the lobby of an apartment building.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • The tutor guided Alyss through the portal’s liquid-crystal surface and into the Continuum.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • It was only the second time in her life that Alyss had been inside the Continuum.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • But as soon as she realized that she’d only been in the Continuum once before…Whoa!
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • Again Alyss lost speed, would have been sucked up out of the Continuum if Hatter hadn’t caught hold of her.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • So she did, traveling through the Continuum piggyback.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • Unable to maintain their equilibrium inside the Continuum, they were sucked from its main artery and reflected out of looking glasses.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • Dodge steered his body to the Continuum’s edge and the general shot a cannonball spider at the attacking Glass Eyes.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • They were reflected out of the Continuum.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • She’s in the Crystal Continuum!
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
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