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continuity

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Definition consistency or lacking interruption

For more specialized senses of continuity, see a comprehensive dictionary.
  • Despite maintaining continuity in an alternate world, each episode can stand alone as a complete story.
continuity = consistency
  • To be recognized as a tribal group by the federal program, they must document cultural continuity since 1840.
  • continuity = continuation without interruption
  • There was a thread of continuity my in nightmares.
  • continuity = consistency
  • While she relished the unbroken continuity, he felt suffocated by monotony.
  • continuity = consistency
  • 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
  • There seems to be through it all some thread of continuity.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • continuity = consistency
  • Continuity was the keynote. The same hymns were played, the same sermon given, the same announcements made.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • continuity = continuing from the past to the present without change
  • He did not see that the continuity of an oligarchy need not be physical, nor did he pause to reflect that hereditary aristocracies have always been shortlived, whereas adoptive organizations such as the Catholic Church have sometimes lasted for hundreds or thousands of years.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • continuity = uninterrupted nature
  • 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
  • continuity = consistency
  • But continuity was stressed, not beginning again but continuing the education of young men according to the unbroken traditions of Devon.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • continuity = continuing from the past to the present without change
  • But so long as he uttered it, in some obscure way the continuity was not broken.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • continuity = consistency
  • After this, it seemed to Katharine that the book became a wild dance of will-o'-the-wisps, without form or continuity, without coherence even, or any attempt to make a narrative.
    Virginia Woolf  --  Night and Day
  • Many other symbolizations of this continuity fill the world of the mythologically instructed community.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • Remarkably, my present candle has stayed pretty much exactly the way it was when we first lighted it, which to me, symbolizes continuity.
    Jaycee Lee Dugard  --  A Stolen Life
  • Upon it depends our own British life, and the long continuity of our institutions and our Empire.
    Winston Churchill  --  Their Finest Hour
  • There was the true continuity, San Narciso had no boundaries.
    Thomas Pynchon  --  The Crying of Lot 49
  • When they were gone completely, Sebastian kicked at the pentagram, breaking its continuity, and raised his head.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • * * * "When I returned to the bedside of the young woman, I found her raving in precisely the same order of continuity.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • It seems to me, writing of my parents now in my seventies, that I see continuities in their lives that weren't visible to me when they were living.
    Eudora Welty  --  One Writer's Beginnings

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